Week 4: Embracing the World
This week takes a turn towards the material. The thinkers that make up this week represent various approaches that emphasize the world we live in over some otherworldly reality. For thinkers like Feuerbach, the heart of Christianity is not about drawing us towards some higher power beyond our understanding, but rather in helping us understand, and enter more deeply into, what it means to be human. He sees theology as anthropology, and the message of Christianity as one which transforms the world we live in.
In contrast to the "divine accent" of mysticism, these individuals celebrate the material world.