St. Francis Answers Nietzsche

Fr. Earl Meyer OFM Cap, "St. Francis Answers Nietzsche: A Franciscan Response to Ressentiment", Franciscan Connections 71 (2021), 28-31.

"Friedrich Nietzsche's criticism of Christian charity is perhaps the most serious philosophical challenge to our Catholic commitment to social justice.The phenomenologist Max Scheler wrote an entire book to refute Nietzsche's one word, ressentiment. Theologian Patrick H. Byrne published an often cited and thorough critique of Nietzsche's dismissal of Christian charity. Studies such as these offer a solid academic defense of Catholic social justice."

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