|Title of host publication||The encyclopedia of philosophy of religion|
|Editors||Stewart Goetz, Charles Taliaferro|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Nov 2021|
Ludwig Feuerbach (1804–1872) is one of the most influential thinkers in the Western tradition of the philosophy of religion. He is particularly well known for having developed the first modern “projection-theory” of religious belief. This theory is complex and contains several psychological and cultural layers. It directly anticipates later famous diagnostic criticisms of religion, such as those by Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.
- Feuerbach, Ludwig
- Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831
- Freud, Sigmund
- Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900