Bruno Bauer

Bruno Bauer (September 6, 1809 – April 13, 1882) was a German philosopher and historian. As a student of GWF Hegel, Bauer was a radical Rationalist in philosophy, politics and Biblical criticism. Bauer investigated the sources of the New Testament and, beginning with Hegel's Hellenophile orientation, concluded that early Christianity owed more to ancient Greek philosophy (Stoicism) than to Judaism. Bruno Bauer is also known by his association and sharp break with Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, and by his later association with Max Stirner and Friedrich Nietzsche. Starting in 1840, he began a series of works arguing that Jesus was a 2nd-century fusion of Jewish, Greek, and Roman theology.

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Bruno Bauer - Quotes
... a living relation to history, which it certainly possessed." — Bruno Bauer, SYNOPTIKER, 1840 "Therefore, criticism has to direct itself against itself, and against the mysterious ... actual existence, the Eternal Self-consciousness." — Bruno Bauer, SYNOPTIKER, 1840 "The pure Christian State is a State in which theological law prevails ... in the full sense of the word or has already abandoned the Christian framework." — Bruno Bauer, 1841, THE CHRISTIAN STATE AND OUR TIMES "After ...
Jerusalem (Mendelssohn) - History of Reception - Moses Mendelssohn's Jerusalem and The Rise of Revolutionary Antisemitism
... Old and the Left or Young Hegelians around Bruno Bauer and Ludwig Feuerbach ... with an own answer of the Jewish question, but he left it to Bruno Bauer ... His later answer was mainly a reception of Bruno Bauer's argument ...
Religious Alienation - Bruno Bauer
... The foremost among these radical disciples of Hegel, Bruno Bauer, applied the concept of alienation to the religious field ... Bauer, who lectured in theology and made his name as a Gospel critic, considered that religious beliefs, and in particular Christianity, caused a division ... In this context, Bauer promoted the use of the expression “self-alienation” that soon became current among the Young Hegelians ...
Christ Myth Theory - History of The Concept - 18th and 19th Centuries - Bruno Bauer
... The German historian Bruno Bauer (1809–1882) took Strauss's arguments and carried them to their furthest point, arguing that Jesus had been entirely fabricated ... while he taught at the University of Bonn from 1839 to 1842, Bauer argued that the Gospel of John was not an historical narrative, but an adaptation of the traditional ... Turning to the gospels of Matthew and Luke, Bauer followed earlier critics in regarding them as dependent on Mark's narrative, while rejecting the view that they also ...
On The Jewish Question - Interpretations
... Avineri notes that in Bauer's debates with a number of Jewish contemporary polemicists, Marx entirely endorsed the views of the Jewish writers ... Judaism as a religion, he also remains unconvinced by Bauer's view (that the Jews shouldn't be emancipated before they abandon Judaism, see above) ... must be understood in terms of Marx's debates with Bruno Bauer over the nature of political emancipation in Germany ...

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