The Essence of Christianity


Read by Rom Maczka

(4.9 stars; 8 reviews)

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) (14 hr 31 min)

Chapters

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

Reviews

Wonderful and fascinating!


(5 stars)

Thank you for narrating this beautiful work of humanist philosophy! Lucid and Clear! Recommended!