Thomas Altizer

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Birthday
28, 1927
Birthplace
West Virginia
Death Date
Nov 28, 2018 (91)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
28, 1927
Birthplace
West Virginia
Death Date
Nov 28, 2018 (91)

About

Radical theologian who became known for incorporating Friedrich Nietzsche's conception of the "death of God" into his teachings.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Chicago and graduated with B.A., M.A., and PhD degrees.

Trivia

His religious views were featured in the immortal "Is God Dead?" Time Magazine issue.

Family Life

He was raised in Charleston, West Virginia alongside his sisters, Jane and Nell. He was married and divorced three times to Gayle Cygne, Alma Barker and Barbara Walters. He had a son named John from his first wife and a daughter named Katharine from his second wife.

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His 1955 doctoral dissertation examined Carl Jung's understanding of religion.

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