English Edition of Bruno Bauer’s 1843 Christianity Exposed: A Recollection of the Eighteenth Century and a Contribution to the Crisis of the Nineteenth Century

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Bruno Bauer wrote scores of scholarly books which were widely quoted. He was a mentor to Marx and an elder mentor to Nietzsche, and his controversial theology impelled the Prussian government to ban him from lecturing. This remarkable work, first banned, and then ignored contains historical clues into the temper of the time. He advanced Hegel’s theological phenomenology, especially with his treatment of the moment of transition from Stoicism to Christianity.

Table of Contents

Table of contents (main headings):
1. Hell
2. The Devil
3. Lovable Religion
4. Religious Impertinence
5. Wickedness of Theological Apologetics
6. Privileged Truth
7. The Last Judgment
8. Hatred Toward Science and Secularism
9. Indolence and Hypochondria
10. Christian Virginity
11. Self Love
12. Unnatural Contradictions of Religion
13. The Distorted World
14. The State
15. Impotence of Believers
16. Theological Style (Declamation, Theological Assertion, Irritation, Jesuitism and Drivel, Impertinence of Drivel)
17. Self-Deification
18. Materialism
19. Last Supports of Religion
20. Angry Gods
Appendix: Chronology of Bruno Bauer; Bibliography; Index
Commendatory preface; editor’s introduction; author’s introduction

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