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The Return of the Gods

A Philosophical / Theological Reappraisal of the Writings of Ernest Becker


Prof. Frederick Sontag

Contents: Evil can be accounted for by an anthropology, Becker argues, but it must be acknowledged. Meaning in life must be restored, but this means satisfying the natural human religious instinct, Becker argues. Chapters explore Death, Alienation, and the Rebirth of Meaning. In spite of Becker's importance, no appraisal of his work has yet been published.