Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Departmental Honors


Languages, Philosophy and Speech Communication


It seems that every major book of philosophy is composed of the author's personal views on the world. The philosopher presents his or her views not only to convince readers to take up his or her views but also to send the ideas in the book out for review and debate in order to test the reaction they receive. With this in mind, this paper will present ideas I have encountered in philosophy classes, read in books, and observed in the world at large. The focus will be on the claim that God is dead and what this means to people who still want to believe in Him. More specifically, I will explore the reasons for believing that God and religion no longer belong in our culture, and the contexts in which this is true and false.

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Philosophy Commons



Faculty Mentor

Charles Johnson

Departmental Honors Advisor

Gordon Steinhoff