Some Significant Differences of Hegel and Feuerbach’s Philosophy of Religion
Maryam Soltan Beyad, Taraneh Kaboli
This article exposes some of the major differences of Hegel and Feuerbach’s philosophy of religion. It is revealed that Feuerbach who attended some of Hegel’s lectures and was considered as a Left-Hegelian and a Young-Hegelian (Feuerbach ‘Toward a critique of Hegelian Philosophy’ 1939) started to criticize some of Hegel’s perceptions and theories of God and religion. This article displays how Feuerbach criticized Hegel’s belief of God as an absolute and how Feuerbach humanized God. The different ways of Feuerbach’s conceiving of God and Hegel’s perceiving of God gets illustrated whether these two esteemed philosophers perceived God via feeling or thought and whether they conceived God as abstract or concrete. The similarities and differences of Hegel and Feuerbach’s understanding of God unveiled in this paper, sheds light on two significant philosopher’s interpretations of God and religion. Their different approaches to God and religion opens up a window to the light of genius and thoughts of Feuerbach and Hegel’s comprehension of God.