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Title: Feuerbach and the Interpretation of Religion
Author: Harvey, Van A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1997
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521586306
Volumes: 1; Pages: 329
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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 as pertinent because of its anticipation of the views of Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud. 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 convincingly demonstrates their contemporary relevance. A much-anticipated revisionist work on Feuerbach by a giant figure in American religious studies The inaugural book in an important new series Puts an entirely new perspective on Feuerbach's significance by exploring works by him which have been hitherto overlookedContentsAcknowledgementsNote on the text and abbreviations; Introduction1. 'Projection' in The Essence of Christianity2. The interpretative strategy informing The Essence of Christianity3. The criticism of religion in The Essence of Christianity4. Feuerbach's intellectual development5. The new bipolar model of religion6. The new interpretative strategy and Feuerbach and contemporary projection theories7. Feuerbach, anthropomorphism, and the need for religious illusionSelect BibliographyIndex.