Vol 5, No 1, 2005

The Enlightenment Critique of ‘Religion’

Wayne Hudson

Abstract

This paper offers a more positive interpretation of the Enlightenment critique of religion. By rereading the contributions of individual thinkers such as Hobbes, Kant, Hegel, and Marx, it suggests respects in which the Enlightenment critique of religion may be relevant to future organisations of human spirituality.