In these letters to friends and colleagues spanning around twenty years, rewned radical theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer offers a series of meditative mini-essays on religious, theological, political, and philosophical matters that are central and vital to our contemporary era.
Thomas J. J. Altizer was the central figure in the 'death of god' debate of the late 1960s, and has continued to develop his distinctive imaginative theology for over fifty years, above all in response to the advent of modern nihilism. In his prolific writings he consistently argues for a Christian atheism that challenges institutional orthodox Christianity at its core. His most recent works are Living the Death of God: A Theological Memoir, The Call to Radical Theology, and The Apocalyptic Trinity. Mike Grimshaw is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.