@Jamie_Hobbs Below are some resources that I think would provide a good starting point. I still remember reading ‘Beyond Good and Evil’ and being shocked at the outworking of his thought in that particular work - he clearly felt that he was among a select group of ‘supermen’ who had ascended above the sheeple (he felt most people were like sheep - weak and basically unworthy of existence) to lead humanity forward. And I feel that anyone who agrees with his thought strongly must also see themselves as somehow above the sheeple and uniquely gifted in some way - his works to me seem to contain a very strong temptation to a terrible pride and hubris.
He reminded me of Uncle Andrew from ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ by C. S. Lewis, if you have ever read that book. Uncle Andrew was their mad uncle and an amateur magician who gave no thought to using the children as part of his experiment while himself remaining safely at home because he was the ‘great magician’ and above common morality. Though that caricature may be unfair of him as a person, it certainly came through clearly in what he wrote in ‘Beyond Good and Evil’.
Like any author, the best way to get to know him is probably to read his books and I am sure realize that his opinions change and even sometimes contradict one another throughout his life. Though I personally find little joy in reading him.
James 4:6-7 - God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you
Great Sermon by Tim Keller on “Losing Religion”
In this sermon, Tim Keller analyzes the critique of religion provided by Freud, Marx, and Nietzsche. Freud said we created God to assuage our guilt and calm our fear. Marx said we use religion to exclude those unlike us. Nietzsche said we use religion to gain power. Some would say Freud said it was all about sex, Marx its all about money and Nietzsche its all about power, but that would be an oversimplification. Finally Keller tells us how Jesus critiques religion in a way that is much more powerful and accurate than any of these thinkers.