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Single Idea 19452

[catalogued under 28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 4. God Reflects Humanity]

Full Idea

God is the manifestation of man's inner nature, his expressed self.

Gist of Idea

The nature of God is an expression of human nature


Ludwig Feuerbach (Introduction of 'Essence of Christianity' [1841], II)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'The Fiery Brook: Selected Writings', ed/tr. Hanfi,Zawar [Anchor 1972], p.109

A Reaction

Even if you are a deeply committed theist, you have to concede some of this point. The perfections attributed to God are usually of human qualities. Leibniz, though, says that God has an infinity of perfection, mostly unknown to us.