Nietzsche and Spirituality in the US


In her Horning lecture at Oregon State University, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen discussed the historic and lasting importance of Frederick Nietzsche to religion and culture in the United States.

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen is the Merle Curti Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas, published by the University of Chicago Press. ( Ratner-Rosenhagen’s research and teaching interests include the history of philosophy, political and social theory, religion, literature, and the visual arts; the transatlantic flow of intellectual and cultural movements; print culture; and cultural studies. Her publications are of both academic and general interest. All explore the links between intellectual life, the trafficking of ideas, and American culture.

This event was sponsored by the Horning Endowment for the Humanities, and the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University. For more information about our school and programs visit



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