The Essence of Christianity

  title={The Essence of Christianity},
  author={Ludwig Feuerbach and Marian Evans}
In this, one of the most influential works of the post-Hegelian era, Feuerbach captures the synthesis that emerges from the dialectical process of a transcending Godhead and the rational and material world. In understanding the true nature of what it means to be fully human, Feuerbach contends that we come face to face with the essence of Christian theology: human beings investing ordinary concepts with divine meaning and significance. The true danger to humanity occurs when theology is given… 
The Possibility of Religion in a Scientific and Secular Culture
Abstract In this article religion is defmed in terms of our concern for the fulfilment of our most fundamental natural desires, especially those that seem beyond all human power to fulfil, such as
Marx on Religion: The Influence of Bruno Bauer and Ludwig Feuerbach on his Thought and its Implications for the Christian-Marxist Dialogue
The purpose of the present paper is to determine the exact nature of Marx's atheism by delineating the extent to which he draws from Bruno Bauer and Ludwig Feuerbach for his own quite distinctive
St Augustine as apologist for the resurrection of Christ
Abstract In his sermons, Answer to Faustus a Manichean, and other works, Augustine insisted that belief in Christ's resurrection establishes the identity and defines the faith of Christians. In
Absolute Essence of the Suffering Mystic: The Visions of Elisabeth of Schönau
The practices of the suffering mystic provide an opposition to the theory that religion is the alienation of the individual from the self. In this article, I argue that the spiritual autobiography of
Theistic Humanism and the Hermeneutic Appraisal of the Doctrine of Salvation
This essay uses theistic humanism as a super structure to do a hermeneutic appraisal of the doctrine of salvation in a pluralistic world. It operates on the assumption that reality is
The Gnostic Influence on Psychology: Effects of the Common Heresy
Judeo-Christian theology has been plagued throughout its history by heresy concerning, among many things, the doctrine of God and of human nature. Psychology, possessing a generally fluid doctrine of
Hegel and the Marxist-Leninist Critique of Religion
A key question in any discussion of Hegel’s treatment of religion concerns the relation of religion to speculative philosophy. Aspects of it are admirably dealt with in Father Lauer ‘s paper; it has
Towards the Rationalization of the Sacred for More Veritable Societies
Religious fundamentalism has become such a bane in our modern day societies that any serious thinker should consider it necessary to try to find a solution to this malaise of our civilization. This
Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion, and Authorship
The rise of modern science and the proclaimed 'death' of God in the nineteenth century led to a radical questioning of divine action and authorship - Bultmann's celebrated 'demythologizing'.
Žižek and the Theological Foundation of the Secular
  • C. O’regan
  • Philosophy
    Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures
  • 2019
Slavoj Žižek is a protean thinker and a prolific writer whose claim to the attention of philosophy is a matter of controversy, and whose claim to the attention of theology is very much an open