Philosophy in the Contemporary World

Volume 6, Issue 2, Summer 1999

Carol Zibell
Pages 47-53

Becoming What I Was (Not)
Thoughts on Bible Stories and Sartrean Existentialism

In this essay I analyze my early childhood training in fundamentalist Christianity in terms of my more recent readings of Sartrean existentialism; to a lesser extent, I suggest how Christian doctrine sheds light on some of Sartre's insights. Since this essay is an exercise in philosophy through personal narrative, my life is used as the mediating juncture of these two systems of thought.