Psychological views on religion - Ludwig Feuerbach

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  • Created on: 30-01-18 19:08

Feuerbach advocated one of the first psychological approaches to religion, arguing that the reality of God could be reduced to the human projection of a deity, a psychological comforter invented to overcome alienation from true fulfillment. 

Feuerbach believed that there were three attributes of human nature: reason, will and love

  • These attributes are projected onto an image of God, whereby reason becomes omniscience, will becomes omnipotence and love becomes omnibenevolence

Feuerbach advocated a positive view of mankind and argued that a realisation of these attributes would lead to a progression towards utopia. He…


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