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Christian Humanist Profiles 96: The Making of Friedrich Nietzsche

Download this Episode At the end of his writing career, Friedrich Nietzsche writes one of the great lines of philosophical autobiography: “I am no man; I am dynamite.” But how does dynamite come to be dynamite? Does the explosion come from something in his genetic code? His family background? The circumstances of his historical moment?…

Christian Humanist Profiles 64: Augustine on the Christian Life

On August 28, 430 AD, as a Vandal army lay in siege around his beloved city, Bishop Augustine of Hippo Regius died and left Christendom a legacy. In the centuries that followed, this legacy profoundly shaped the Western Church, for he bequeathed to her large books with even larger ideas—from the depths of sin to…