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dc.contributor.authorHale, F.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-27T06:29:05Z
dc.date.available2017-06-27T06:29:05Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4314/actat.v37i1.4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6413
dc.description.abstractA century of scholarship has shed countless photons of light on the reception of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ideas in numerous countries. Still largely unilluminated, however, are South African reactions to his scepticism and moral pessimism. The present article explores how Joseph Doke, a scholarly, transplanted Englishman who served as a Baptist pastor in Johannesburg and elsewhere and wrote the first biography of Gandhi, used fiction to criticise Nietzsche early in the twentieth century. His novel The queen of the secret city (1916) embodies an explicit rejection of this German philosopher’s pivotal notion of Wille zur Macht (will to power). It is further suggested that Doke was probably indebted to G.K. Chesterton’s confrontation with that idea in Orthodoxy (1908). In Doke’s critique of Nietzsche, he also described ethnic and religious clashes and implicitly argued for the moral superiority of Christianity and the ethical need for missionary endeavours.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectJoseph J. Dokeen_ZA
dc.subjectFriedrich Nietzscheen_ZA
dc.subjectWill to poweren_ZA
dc.subjectGilbert K. Chestertonen_ZA
dc.subjectHale, F. (2017). The gospel contra Nietzsche: a South African literary critique of Wille zur Macht, 37(1), 41-55.en_ZA
dc.titleThe gospel contra Nietzsche: a South African literary critique of Wille zur Machten_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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