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Feuerbach and the interpretation of religion

by Van Austin Harvey

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Feuerbach, Ludwig, -- 1804-1872,
  • Atheism -- History -- 19th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 310-314) and index.

    StatementVan A. Harvey.
    SeriesCambridge studies in religion and critical thought -- 1
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 319 p. ;
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13622923M
    ISBN 100521586305
    OCLC/WorldCa36764456

    This article refers to the philosopher. For the 19th-century German painter, see Anselm Feuerbach.. Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach (J – Septem ) was a German philosopher and anthropologist, the fourth son of the eminent jurist Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach.   In the book New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, he suggested that "Religion is an attempt to master the sensory world in which we are situated by means of the wishful world which we have developed within us as a result of biological and psychological necessities. If we attempt to assign the place of religion in the evolution of mankind, it appears not as a permanent acquisition but as.

    The Interpretation of Religion. Feuerbach is best known for his book The Essence of Christianity which burst like a bombshell on the German intellectual scene in the early Forties and was soon translated into English by the English novelist, George Eliot. It quickly became like a Bible to an entire generation of intellectuals who thought of.   The Essence of Feuerbach Ludwig Feuerbach in his book The Essence of Christianity, argues that religion is a projection of man’s own nature. Throughout the development of Feuerbach’s diagnosis of religion he attacks Historic Christianity. Feuerbach and the interpretation of religion. UK: Cambridge University Press, ,

    Feuerbach and the Interpretation of Religion: Van A. Harvey (Stanford University, California) (): Free Delivery at Book Reviews that Feuerbach's treatment of religion is without doubt of the latter type. He does note with some surprise that Ricoeur does not mention Feuerbach amongst the prominent authors which Ricoeur lists as exemplars of the latter type of interpretation, and thereby, I think, misses an important clue. He sets out to describe Feuerbach as the arch-reductionist, and ends the book with.


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Feuerbach and the interpretation of religion by Van Austin Harvey Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ludwig Feuerbach is best known as the author of a sensational criticism of Christianity in the mid-nineteenth century. Although some scholars regard this criticism of Christianity as important in its own right, most view it pertinent because of its anticipation of the views of Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud.

Harvey's long-awaited book argues that this is an inadequate interpretation of Feuerbach's /5(2). Harvey's book argues that this is an inadequate interpretation of Feuerbach's significance.

By exploring works of Feuerbach that have been virtually ignored, he Format: Paperback. After documenting Feuerbach's development of a more materialist philosophy in response to criticisms from fellow Young Hegelians, H.

takes up the topic of Feuerbach's new "bi-polar model of religion" and the more negative counter-interpretation of religion offered in both the aphoristic Das Wesen der Religion () and the Lectures.

BOOK REVIEW: Feuerbach and the Interpretation of Religion. by Van A. Harvey. Cambridge University Press, pp., $ Man’s nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols. —John Calvin. According to the Hebrew scriptures, humans were made in the image and likeness of God.

Get this from a library. Feuerbach and the interpretation of religion. [Van Austin Harvey] -- In this book the author argues that Feuerbach's philosophical development led him to a complex and interesting theory of religion which he expounded in works which have been virtually ignored.

Feuerbach and the interpretation of religion. [Van Austin Harvey] Marx and Freud. Van Harvey's long-awaited book argues, model of religion -- 6. The new interpretative strategy -- 7. Feuerbach and contemporary projection theories -- 8. Feuerbach, anthropomorphism. Feuerbach and the Interpretation of Religion Van A.

Harvey. Ludwig Feuerbach is best known as the author of a sensational criticism of Christianity in the mid-nineteenth century. Harvey's book argues that this is an inadequate interpretation of Feuerbach's significance.

By exploring works of Feuerbach that have been virtually ignored, he. Feuerbach and the Interpretation of Religion by Van Austin Harvey,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(7).

Harvey's long-awaited book argues that this is an inadequate interpretation of Feuerbach's significance. By exploring works of Feuerbach which have been virtually ignored, he convincingly demonstrates their contemporary relevance.

Read more. Customer reviews. out of 5 stars 5/5(1). Professor Van A. Harvey is George Edwin Burnell Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus at Stanford University.

He is the author of Handbook of Theological Terms () and The Historian and the Believer (). Feuerbach and the Interpretation of Religion won the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in Constructive-Reflective : $ The Essence of Christianity is a book written by German philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach (–) in The book details Feuerbach's philosophical critique of Christianity, providing an.

out of 5 stars an abridgement of feuerbach's "anthropological" interpretation of religion Reviewed in the United States on Septem Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach ( ) was a German philosopher and anthropologist; he also wrote The Essence of Faith According to Luther/5(3).

Ludwig Feuerbach is traditionally regarded as a significant but transitional figure in the development of nineteenth-century German thought. Readings of Feuerbach's The Essence of Christianity tend to focus on those features which made it seem liberating to the Young Hegelians: namely, its criticism of reification as abstraction, and its interpretation of religion as : Van A.

Harvey. Ludwig Feuerbach is traditionally regarded as a significant but transitional figure in the development of nineteenth-century German thought.

Readings of Feuerbach's The Essence of Christianity tend to focus on those features which made it seem liberating to the Young Hegelians: namely, its criticism of reification as abstraction, and its interpretation of religion as : Van A. Harvey. This parting of ways was based primarily on Hegel's interpretation of religion where religion was placed as a grand part of the dialectic movement of history.

Feuerbach rejected this notion of religion for a more typically Enlightenment view, which saw the passing away of. "Religion takes the apparent, the superficial in Nature and humanity for the essential, and hence conceives their true essence as a separate, special existence." (p. xxxviii) "Religion is the dream of the human mind in these days, illusion only is sacred, truth.

Thus, although Feuerbach’s book is an attempt to show that the implicit meaning of Luther’s writings is that God “has shown and proved himself to be a human being” (p), Feuerbach first had to deal with what any knowledgeable person knows about both Luther and Calvin; namely, that they both believed in the Deus Absconditus – the.

Religion is, in Feuerbach’s opinion, man’s earliest but indirect form of self-knowledge, and every advance in religion may be said to be an advance in self-knowledge.

At this point, Feuerbach’s thinking bears an affinity to Hegel’s philosophy of spirit, but with an inversion that a Hegelian could only regard as perverse.

For Feuerbach the criticism of religion is justified, because in divesting God of the good qualities of the human species falsely attributed to God, it enriches and liberates humankind.

Like all rationalist philosophers of the time, Feuerbach tends to believe that the act of liberation can be brought about through a simple reformation of people. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

Feuerbach then became an independent scholar (he had married a wealthy woman named Bertha Low) and continued writing. In he published what is probably his most famous work; ‘The Essence of Christianity’.

Critique of Religion: Feuerbach lost his lectureship due to ‘ Thoughts on Death and Immortality’ published in In this.This book argues that the neglected later writings of Ludwig Feuerbach dropped much of the Hegelian elements informing his better-known early work and created a more powerful theory for the origins and persistence of religion.

Harvey compares this theory with several well-known contemporary social-scientific and psychological theories and Doctoral advisor: H.

Richard Niebuhr.though Feuerbach could understand why it has such a hold on human existence, he finally rejected it for all of the reasons given in this book.

(Harvey ) Van Harvey's Feuerbach and the Interpretation of Religion is an impres-sive contribution to religious studies and the philosophy of religion.' Not.