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Single Idea 6902

[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 4. Christianity / a. Christianity]

Full Idea

Protestantism is no longer concerned, as Catholicism is, about what God is in himself, but about what he is for man.

Gist of Idea

Catholicism concerns God in himself, Protestantism what God is for man


Ludwig Feuerbach (Principles of Philosophy of the Future [1843], 02)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'Principles of the Philosophy of the Future', ed/tr. Vogel,M [Hackett 1986], p.5

A Reaction

It is certainly true that the major religions in their origins seem to be almost exclusively concerned with God alone, and have little interest in human life (or morality).