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Friedrich Nietzsche radically confronted Western culture, morality, and social mores, until his death in 1900. Occupying a first-rank position as a thinker, his thought later inspired numerous movements that weave the tapestries of contemporary culture: existentialism, theology, nihilistic culture, Nazism, twentieth century film and art, atheism, ethical egoism, deconstruction, the hermeneutics of suspicion, and the postmodern age.

Nietzsche’s incalculable sway on our culture persists to this day. Even his acerbic criticism of Christianity has affected the religion. But many people remain unaware of the pervasive attitudes Nietzsche disseminated, attitudes they echo. His stark prophecy that “God is dead, and we killed him” thrives in this accelerating secular age where postmodernists lionized him as a prophetic voice of a new era.

Tweetable Nietzsche introduces and analyzes the worldview of Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche’s tweets, 140 characters or less, provide readers a distilled essence of every major aspect of his worldview. Each tweet illustrates some aspect of his worldview contributing toward a full-orbed understanding of Nietzsche’s thought.

Religion & Spirituality
November 1
Zondervan Academic

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Nietzsche ❤️️s Twitter

Spencer's concept of format synthesizes old ideas with current social media trends. In a world that currently communicates via posts, texts, and emails, Spencer uses the “tweet” method (140 characters or less) to voice and explain Nietzsche’s ideas that have reshaped the world's thinking for more than a century.

Spencer uses various Nietzsche quotes as tweets for each major point. He then elaborates on the tweets by explaining the influence Nietzsche has on philosophy, and theology in today’s culture by explaining the root of where many current ideas derive.

Regardless of one's worldview, Spencer explains major philosophical and theological principles in what he calls "bite-sized" portions that keeps one engaged and allowing the reader to concentrate on one central theme. He also incorporates a glossary of terms for the more challenging concepts for readers to reference.