The Essence of Christianity

Ludwig FEUERBACH (1804 - 1872), translated by George ELIOT (1819 - 1880)

Taking issue with Hegel's sense that God, as Logos, is somehow central to all that is, Feuerbach explores his own notion that Christianity, as religion, grew quite naturally from ordinary human observation. Only upon deeper, systematic reflection did people postulate a divine source--God. Religious teaching which loses sight of its own essential rootedness in human experience runs the risk becoming overly abstract, disconnected even, from realities which shape humanity and which impart meaning and dignity to life. Fuerbach illustrates this not only on the example of the doctrine of God, but also with respect to creation, prayer, miracles, Trinitarianism, sacramentalism, and other dogmas at the core of Christianity. (Introduction by Rom Maczka)>

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy, Religion

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface, Part I Rom Maczka
00:19:50
Play 01 01 - Preface, Part II Rom Maczka
00:18:20
Play 02 02 - The Essential Nature of Man Rom Maczka
00:34:53
Play 03 03 - The Essence of Religion Considered Generally, Part I Rom Maczka
00:34:26
Play 04 04 - The Essence of Religion Considered Generally, Part II Rom Maczka
00:28:24
Play 05 05 - God as a Being of Understanding Rom Maczka
00:35:33
Play 06 06 - God as Moral Being or Law Rom Maczka
00:15:56
Play 07 07 - Chapter 4 - The Mystery of the Incarnation; or, God as Love, as a Being of the Heart Rom Maczka
00:28:22
Play 08 08 - Chapter 5 - The Mystery of the Suffering God Rom Maczka
00:17:43
Play 09 09 - Chapter 6 - The Mystery of the Trinity and the Mother of God Rom Maczka
00:26:50
Play 10 10 - Chapter 7 - The Mystery of the Logos and Divine Image Rom Maczka
00:18:08
Play 11 11 - Chapter 8 - The Mystery of the cosmogonical Principle in God Rom Maczka
00:21:22
Play 12 12 - Chapter 9 - The Mystery of Mysticism, or of Nature in God, Part I Rom Maczka
00:21:59
Play 13 13 - Chapter 9 - The Mystery of Mysticism, or of Nature in God, Part II Rom Maczka
00:22:59
Play 14 14 - Chapter 10 - The Mystery of Providence and Creation out of Nothing Rom Maczka
00:31:01
Play 15 15 - Chapter 11 - The Significance of Creation in Judaism Rom Maczka
00:22:12
Play 16 16 - Chapter 12 - The Omnipotence of Feeling, or the Mystery of Prayer Rom Maczka
00:18:25
Play 17 17 - Chapter 13 - The Mystery of Faith - the Mystery of Miracle Rom Maczka
00:26:20
Play 18 18 - Chapter 14 - The Mystery of the Resurrection and of the Miraculous Conception Rom Maczka
00:14:13
Play 19 19 - Chapter 15 - The Mystery of the Christian Christ, or the Personal God Rom Maczka
00:27:46
Play 20 20 - Chapter 16 - The Distinction between Christianity and Heathenism Rom Maczka
00:30:18
Play 21 21 -Chapter 17 - The Significance of Voluntary Celibacy and Monachism Rom Maczka
00:24:56
Play 22 22 -Chapter 18 - The Christian Heaven, or Personal Immortality, Part I Rom Maczka
00:22:57
Play 23 22 -Chapter 18 - The Christian Heaven, or Personal Immortality , Part II Rom Maczka
00:25:44
Play 24 24 -Chapter 19 - The Essential Standpoint of Religion Rom Maczka
00:35:55
Play 25 25 - Chapter 20 - The Contradiction in the Existence of God Rom Maczka
00:23:07
Play 26 26 - Chapter 21 - The Contradiction in the Revelation of God Rom Maczka
00:26:54
Play 27 27 - Chapter 22 - The Contradiction in the nature of God in general Rom Maczka
00:43:28
Play 28 28 - Chapter 23 - The Contradiction in the Speculative Doctrine of God Rom Maczka
00:18:26
Play 29 29 - Chapter 24 - The Contradiction in the Trinity Rom Maczka
00:12:22
Play 30 30 - Chapter 25 - The Contradiction in the Sacraments Rom Maczka
00:30:33
Play 31 31 - Chapter 26 - The Contradiction of Faith and Love, Part I Rom Maczka
00:33:35
Play 32 32 - Chapter 26 - The Contradiction of Faith and Love, Part II Rom Maczka
00:35:19
Play 33 33 - Chapter 27 - Concluding Application Rom Maczka
00:23:05