By Laurence B. With this truth one holds the key to understanding Christianity. The Essence of Christianity (Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy) 1st Edition by Ludwig Feuerbach (Author) 2.0 out of 5 stars 2 ratings. Not only is there no publisher information, but the text is also replete with orthographic errors. The Essence of Christianity (German: Das Wesen des Christentums) is a book written by Ludwig Feuerbach and first published in 1841. One of the more difficult books I've ever read, but filled with great ideas. For Feuerbach, God is conceiving the pure reason. This is just the essence of Christianity. Feuerbach shows that in every aspect God corresponds to some feature or need of human nature. Consequently, if we don't love and care for our fellow men, we are letting Jesus' sacrifice go to waste. his writing is lucid and easy to follow, it's logical and convincing, and he doesn't pander to his audience. i think feuerbach is one of the most overlooked philosophers ever. Reminds me of Rapoport’s rules, one of which is that “You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, ‘Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way. Feurbach is a clear writer, although I will say that some passages and chapters seemed superfluous and unnecessary. The essence and identity of Christianity. Glorify. Basically Feuerbach says that Christianity (love of Christ) should really be about love of man, and this is simply because Christ sacrificed himself becasue of this love for man. It was not quite what I'd expected it to be based on sections I'd see quoted elsewhere. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were strongly influenced by the book, although they criticised Feuerbach for his inconsistent espousal of materialism. Losing sight of its anthropological underpinnings & dependence upon or emergence from human nature, it then acquires an existence separate from that of humankind. It explains Feuerbach s philosophy and critique of religion. Nineteenth century philosopher hero who came out against hierarchies, and particularly religious hierarchies, and laid the ground for later radical thinkers such as Marx. We might be looking for that which is most important in Christianity. I found some claims contradictory with this squib addressed to how Christian’s rationale (hosted by the Bible in both Old and New Testament) of God is not accurate. In this context, faith refers both to the believersâ act of trust and to the content of their faith. In understanding the true nature of what it means to be fully human, he contends that we come face to face with the essence of Xian theology: human beings investing ordinary concepts with divine meaning & significance. In the same way as men resemble their dogs, so too they resemble their gods. the essence of christianity. Like âEach planet has its own sun. Having said that, I think that some of those critics of religion that really should read this book, will be a little bit surprised. An apostle is a messenger. For Feuerbach, God is conceiving the pure reason. But some of his interpretations of Christianity I thought were quite insightful and things I want to appropriate into my own theology. He can be excoriating at points, but you also sense an understanding and sympathy for the human condition, however misguided. It was promoted in the early 20th century by George Santayana, John Dewey, and J.H. It was written in 1841 (and this is the 1853 English translation). Why is ISBN important? as we live in a period during which Christianity isnât disappearing but is routinely rubbing shoulders with other religions and none. It allows a lot of room and personal flexibility. Regrettably, such a naive conception of oneâs own sinlessness and holiness, along with a failure to understand the essence of Christianity, has characterised Protestant denominations since the time of Martin Luther (the beginning of the 16th century). One of the more difficult books I've ever read, but filled with great ideas. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. In understanding the true nature of what it means to be fully human, he contends that we come face to face with the essence of Xian theology: human beings investing ordinar.
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