Lectures on the essence of religion

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Statementby Ludwig Feuerbach ; translated (from the German)by Ralph Manheim.
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Source: Lectures on the Essence of Religion. Only 2 of the 30 lectures are reproduced here. Only 2 of the 30 lectures are reproduced here. The same material is dealt with in Feuerbach's book, Essence of Christianity, reproduced in full in this archive. Together with Feuerbach's lectures on ""The Essence of Christianity,"" which preceded this volume, these lectures set forth the German philosopher's basic system.

The ""essence"" of his thought can be summarized in his phrase, ""Theology is anthropology."" The object of religion—which we call God—expresses nothing other than the essence of men, and the history of religion. Here, in his most systematic work, Feuerbach’s thought on religion and on the philosophy of nature achieves its full maturity.

Central to the thought of Feuerbach is the concept that man not God is the creator, that divinities are representations of man’s innermost feelings and ideas. Lectures on the essence of religion.

This book, translated for the first time into English, presents the major statement of the philosophy of Ludwig Feurbach. Here, in his most systematic work, Feurbach's thought on religion and on the philosophy of nature achieves its full maturity.

The contents of Lectures on the Essence of Religion borders upon those works of Feuerbach that were used by Lenin in in writing his book Materialism and Empirio-Criticism, and some of Lenin’s remarks in the Conspectus are related to propositions formulated in Lectures on the essence of religion book book.

Originally published inthis concise critique formed the basis of thirty later lectures Lectures on the essence of religion book in by Ludwig Feuerbach, one of Germany's most influential humanist philosophers. In The Essence of Religion Feuerbach applied the analysis expounded in The Essence of Christianity () to religion as a by: Lectures on the Essence of Religion Lecture XXX THE DEMONSTRATION that the meaning and purpose of God are immortality, that God and immortality are one, that God, starting out as an independent being, as immortality, ends up as an attribute of man, completes my task and with it this series of lectures.

Essence of Religion. IN OPENING MY SERIES of lectures on the essence of religion, I wish first of all to state that what prevailed over my prolonged reluctance to take such a step was the appeal, the express desire of the students at this university.

Book by William James. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William James. It comprises his edited Gifford Lectures on natural theology, which were delivered at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in and Author: William James.

This last named work which is here for the first time presented to the American public in translation, forms the principal basis for the thirty lectures on “ The Essence of Religion,” which Ludwig Feuerbach, as before stated, held in the winter of at Heidelberg before a promiscuous audience, and in which he endeavored to fill a gap left in his “Essence of Christianity.

These lectures represent the final, and in some ways the decisive, element of Hegel's entire philosophical system. This volume contains Hegel's philosophical interpretation of the history of religions, specifically of primitive religion, the religion of ancient China, Buddhism, Hinduism, Persian and Egyptian religions, and Jewish, Greek and Roman religion.

volumes, The Essence of Christianity () and its sequel The Essence of Religion (). These made him the most respected and controversial German philosopher throughout the ‘s.

It is important to note the aforemen-tioned works were not his final word on religion itself, rather an attempt toCited by: The essence of Christianity and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle.

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Originally published inthis concise critique formed the basis of thirty later lectures delivered in by Ludwig Feuerbach, one of Germany’s most influential humanist philosophers. In The Essence of Religion Feuerbach applied the analysis expounded in The Essence of Christianity () to religion as a whole/5.

The Varieties of Religious Experience A Study in Human Nature Being the Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion Delivered at Edinburgh in By William James Longmans, Green, And Co, New York, London, Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras least in the sense of this work—is the secret of religion itself; that religion itself, not indeed on the surface, but fundamentally, not in intention or according to its own supposition, but in its heart, in its essence, believes in nothing else than the truth and divinity of human nature.

The essence of religion, on the other hand, is faith; and faith, like the bird, sees its ‘trackless way’ unattended by intellect which, in the words of the great mystic poet of Islam, ‘only waylays the living heart of man and robs it of the invisible wealth of lifeCited by: Other articles where Lectures on the Essence of Religion is discussed: study of religion: The early 19th century: Feuerbach (–72) propounded, in his Lectures on the Essence of Religion, a view of religion as a projection of the aspirations of humans.

His understanding of religion as a form of projection—an explanation that goes back to the ancient Greek thinker. Originally published inthis concise critique formed the basis of thirty later lectures delivered in by Ludwig Feuerbach, one of Germany’s most influential humanist philosophers.

In The Essence of Religion Feuerbach applied the analysis expounded in The Essence of Christianity () to religion as a whole. The main thrust of Feuerbach’s argument is aptly.

Ludwig Feuerbach. Contents. 1 FIRST LECTURE. Occasion and context.—My mode of life up to the present time.—On being an author.—Attitude toward the prevailing political and academic systems.—Lectures and publications.—Methods and survey of my previous work.—Philosophy and science of religion.

Radhanath Swami speaking on the topic "The Essense of Religions" at a Unitarian Church. Dallas, TX Feuerbach followed up The Essence of Christianity in with Lectures on the Essence of Religion. In these lectures he continued to argue that God and religion are a man-made projection. However, he abandoned the idea that humans.

The Essence of Christianity is a philosophy book, not a theology book. His argument is that God is a natural projection of man to explain the unexplainable. The real objective of life is not happiness, or faith, it is really reason, love and force of will.

Thinking is our super power, consciousness is what makes us human/5. Lectures on the Essence of Religion, translated by Ralph York: Harper & Row, (See Lectures I & XXX offsite, Lecture 1 (Part II), Lecture 2 and more on this site.).

Ludwig Feuerbach -- Lectures on the Essence of Religion. lecture 1, pt 1 (YouTube audio). Ludwig Feuerbach -- Lectures on the Essence of Religion.

lecture 1, pt 2 (YouTube audio). Originally published inthis concise critique formed the basis of thirty later lectures delivered in by Ludwig Feuerbach, one of Germany's most influential humanist philosophers.

In The Essence of Religion Feuerbach applied the analysis expounded in The Essence of Christianity () to religion as a whole/5(). The Essence Of Religion (Report of a lecture delivered in America) In France the "rights of man" was long a watchword of the race; in America the rights of women still beseech the public ear; in India we have concerned ourselves always with the rights of Gods.

During his lifetime, Alan Watts wrote 25 books on the topics of philosophy, the psychology of religion, and mystical experience. He also wrote more than a dozen booklets, and contributed chapters to a plethora of books. Since his passing innearly 40 additional books have been published to date, including writings from his early years and.

Home Lecture Books Lecture Books. Lecture 8 Inquiry into the Being or Essence of Religion. The question as to what is the true being or essence of religion is a very difficult and complex one and I cannot hope to offer an entirely satisfactory or final solution; but I may at least make a humble attempt.

Table of Contents: Preface to the Second Edition, I: Introduction §1VIIIIBeing of Man in General §2XIIIIEssence of Religion in General.

Part I: The True or Anthropological Essence of Religion. IIXVIIIGod as Being of Understanding IIIXVIIGod as Moral Being or Law IVXIIIIGod as Love VXIIIIIThe Suffering God VIXIIIIThe Trinity and Mother of God VIIXIIIThe Logos and.

Varieties of Religious Experience () - Culled from a series of lectures pre-sented by James as Gifford Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. He concludes that any article of religious faith that provides inspiration and emotional satisfac-tion is “true.”File Size: 1MB.

Paterson’s The Nature of Religion assesses the place and importance of religion—its diversity and sometimes seeming incoherence—in human history and experience. Beginning from the history of religions, Paterson argues toward the practical efficacy and truthfulness of theism.

In a manner faithful to his role and stature as a Scottish divine, his apologetic issues with. x Introduction from various beliefs peculiar to specific religions.

But a com­ plete treatise on the philosophy of religi would be long and complicated, and space is limited in an introduction. In any case, one has to start somewhere What follows is a very heavily revised version of a text published by Oxford University Press in   Originally published inthis concise critique formed the basis of thirty later lectures delivered in by Ludwig Feuerbach, one of Germany's most influential humanist philosophers.

In The Essence of Religion Feuerbach applied the analysis expounded in The Essence of Christianity () to religion as a whole/5(4).

The Essence of Christianity (German: Das Wesen des Christentums; historical orthography: Das Weſen des Chriſtenthums) is a book by Ludwig Feuerbach first published in It explains Feuerbach's philosophy and critique of religion.

The book is often considered a classic of humanism and the author's magnum opus. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January – 16 November ) was a British writer and speaker known for interpreting and popularising Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism for a Western audience.

Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in and began Zen training in New York. He received a master's degree in theology from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. ← Home / Complete-Works / Volume 8 / Notes of Class Talks and Lectures / → THE ESSENCE OF RELIGION (Report of a lecture delivered in America)In France the "rights of man" was long a watchword of the race; in America the rights of women still beseech the public ear; in India we have concerned ourselves always with the rights of Gods.

Renowned world religions scholar Huston Smith says, “Every society and religion has rules, for both have moral laws. And the essence of morality consists, as in art, of drawing the line. The Science of Religion book. Read 12 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Start by marking “The Science of Religion” as Want to Read: The essence of religion is Unity in Diversity. All in One and One in All. And if Regilion does not transform your life, make it better, it is not truly Religion/5.

(Kamenka30) InFeuerbach published the Heidelberg Lectures on the Essence of Religion as the 8 th volume of his collected works. In the same year he also published a biography of his father, but both were not very well received—a sign that Feuerbach’s reputation and appeal were declining since the defeat of the revolution.Religion is the art and science of living without fear and anxiety.

Our ancestors realized that the fearlessness required for happiness and peace didn’t rely so much on outer circumstances as much as inner. The true purpose of religion therefore i.Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach (German: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈfɔʏ̯ɐbax]; 28 July – 13 September ) was a German philosopher and anthropologist best known for his book The Essence of Christianity, which provided a critique of Christianity that strongly influenced generations of later thinkers, including Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Engels, Richard Born: 28 JulyLandshut, Electorate of Bavaria.

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