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MMW 5 Cassedy OUTLINE RELIGION IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY THE SOCIAL GOSPEL MOVEMENT The legacy of the eighteenth century Immanuel Kant, Religion within the Bounds of Reason Alone (1793) The nineteenth century David Friedrich Strauss (1808-74), The Life of Jesus (1835-36) Religion as myth Strauss’s method Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-72), The Essence of Christianity (1841) Religion = consciousness of infinity = man’s consciousness of his own infinite essence Consciousness of God = man’s self-consciousness Religion = relation of man to himself Ernest Renan (1823-92), Life of Jesus (1863) Gospel stories from secular point of view
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