Title, L’essenza del cristianesimo. Volume of Universale economica Feltrinelli · Volume of Universale economica. Author, Ludwig Feuerbach. Edition, 2. In this, one of the most influential works of the post-Hegelian era, Feuerbach Quale l’ampiezza della tua vista, tale l’ampiezza del tuo essere e viceversa.” (p. Results 1 – 16 of L’essenza del Cristianesimo. Parte II. 15 Jan by Feuerbach,Ludwig. A cura di Antonio Banfi. Traduz. di i. Currently.

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At cristianssimo I lost focus, either because of the old English language or the other people being namedropped here, which made no bells rang what so ever. Feuerbach tends to focus on theological ideas and formulations as though they are straightforward expressions of the religious phenomena to which he refers them; in general he is often unhistorical in his treatment of materials; his psychology, although aiming for a defensible materialism, is in fact weakly developed, and remains indebted to Kantian and idealistic philosophies–much more about the processes and mechanisms involved needs to be said to make the feuerbacj plausible central thesis convincing.

The Essence of Christianity

I read this because I’m trying to get a better grasp of Hegelian thought in general, and also on the historical lineage of Marxism. Refine Your Search Year. And I think it would challange people of all persuasions, even though I would not necessarily recommend people with no theological background to read it. Return to Book Page. Feuerbach’s basic idea is that people make God in their own image, and they do so in order to become aware of themselves.

I think the answer is that in Germany at the time, which was relatively backward compared to France or England, there was a desire, not for a real empiricist or materialist atheism such as had long existed in those countries, but for a kind of religious atheism, a doctrine that would let people reject religion while still considering themselves religious.

If God was ontological prior, would it not be understandable that human beings have great value if they are created in the image of God? Jan 21, Justin Evans rated it liked it Shelves: Published October 1st by Prometheus Books first published Kind of explains the similarities across religions and the variations- variety is required and expected for the world to function.

What I got was instead a new hermeneutical framework that Feuerbach wishes the reader to apply to theology and Christian faith.

Feuerbach, Ludwig. L’essenza Del Cristianesimo

This book changed my outlook on the religion. This book is the foundation of cristianesumo atheism. It just sees it as an imperfect expression of the truth. Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach July 28, — September 13, was a German philosopher and anthropologist best known for his book The Essence of Christianitywhich provided a critique of Christianity which strongly influenced generations of later thinkers, including both Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

L’essenza del cristianesimo – Ludwig Feuerbach – Google Books

In short, for Feuerbach Christianity is pretty much right, provided that you focus on the predicates of religious statements ‘God is good,’ ‘God is love,’ feufrbach It appears that Feuerbach has a idealistically high view of humanity and can humanity bear the burden?

Thinking is our super power, consciousness is what makes us human. The thesis of the book is that religion consists in an “anthropology”; that psychologically speaking it takes the “essence of man”, or human nature, and objectifies it in a separate being, God.

This is not, for Ludwig, a reason to declare them non-existent or aberrant. Advanced Search Find a Library. Pure understandi A sharp criticism of both Christianity could be extended to the concept of religion in general and philosophical idealism.

Part I is much better than part II, and Feuerbach gets somewhat repetitive, but this book is still foundational for understanding the the Left Wing Hegelians. More basically, he says that our version of God is really the divine virtues in ourselves, so religion is nothing ddel than self-worship but not in a bad way.

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Aug 25, Bethany rated it really liked it Shelves: He also argues that we assign attributes we lack or admire in cristianseimo deity. In the first part he argues strongly that Gud is a manmade projection. Paperbackpages. But anyway what I didn’t expect was to read a mildly fedora-ey secular humanist sort of rant.

The Essence of Christianity by Ludwig Feuerbach

He saw religion in distinctly anthropological terms with God and religion being our anthropomorphic projections rather than having an existence outside our imagination. Over all Feuerbach is writing with great clarity and conviction and many times it also is convincing.

There is scarcely any argument used today by atheists against the existence of God that Feuerbach had not already discussed in this masterpiece, first published in An enshrining of Christian values and principles while rejecting all the core Christian theological dogmas. It is all about your starting point. May 20, Javier rated it really liked it Shelves: His later writings were concerned with developing a materialistic humanism and an ethics of human solidarity.

Apr 01, Gavin Hurley rated it it was amazing Recommends feuerbzch for: In Part I of the book, you therefore get such sentences as: Want to Read saving…. Furthermore, I wonder if there is not an internal inconsistency, or at least a tension, between Feuerbach’s two parts, and aims in this books.

Therefore, I wont’t assign any stars – not that it’s a horrible book, I’m just reading it out of its own time and context. To me people are no doubt better described by the dictum, I shop therefore I am and not “cogito ergo sum”. He also shows very little knowledge of the actual history even of Christianity; this is a psychology of the existing doctrine rather than a serious account of its origins.

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