from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Feuerbach, Ludwig Andreas von 1804-1872. German philosopher and anthropologist whose major work, The Essence of Christianity (1841), maintains that religion and divinity are projections of human nature.


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  • Other major thinkers of modern and contemporary times, such as Feuerbach, Freud, Camus, and Sartre, have rejected Christianity for a variety of reasons, but all share a fundamental antipathy to a world view which they have seen as basically at odds with man's deepest striving toward a validly human realization of faith, hope, and love.


  • The current of materialism that came to the fore in Germany around the mid-century, represented by figures such as Feuerbach, Vogt,

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  • (I confess I had not preeviously heard of Feuerbach, but that may just be my ignorance.)

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  • But instead we have a chapter on Feuerbach, Marx and Freud, followed by one on the sciences post-Darwin, followed by an examination of atheism in classic literature from the Enlightenment on (that last being one of the better chapters in the book).

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  • One can rightly claim -- especially given Feuerbach and Durkheim -- that such texts reveal much less about God and much more about people and their tendency to legitimate violence by ascribing it to divine decrees.

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  • Since the belief that God became man is central to Christianity, such a remark must be aimed at the various attempts to either reduce or eliminate the mystery of God, often taken to the point where "God" is simply identified as man's projection: "Those who have no desires have no gods either," claimed Feuerbach, "Gods are mens wishes in corporeal form" (quoted by de Lubac in The Drama of Atheist Humanism).

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  • Feuerbach considered himself a ‘philosopher of outstanding importance,’ an attitude that ‘rested firmly on the intellectual arrogance of the man.’

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  • Additionally, Ludwig Feuerbach, a German philosopher, has been described as a lonely figure whose loneliness ‘was the product of an unsatisfied intellectual vanity.’

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  • The object of religion: An essay on Hegel and Feuerbach.

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  • The German philosopher Feuerbach used to say: "We are what we eat."

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