Thought and Faith in the Philosophy of Hegel

Author: J.E. Walker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401132267
Category: Philosophy
Page: 197
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The purpose of this collection of papers is to introduce English speaking philosophers and theologians to something of the variety of the contemporary debate about the religious relevance of Hegel's thought. It is published in the hope that it will appeal not only to specialised students of Hegel's Philosophy of Religion but to a wide audience of scholars interested in Hegel's thought as a whole. The volume grew out of the 1987 Oxford conference on Thought and Faith in the Philosophy of Hegel, but has since developed beyond the confines of the original conference programme. The programme of the conference consisted of five major papers on different aspects of Hegel's religious thought and its reception, followed by a somewhat shorter commentary delivered by another scholar in the same field. This basic format has been retained, but a number of the commentaries have been extended or rewritten and an entirely new piece by Kurt Meist has been commissioned for the purpose of this collection. The volume includes studies of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion and the Phenomenology, as well as pieces dealing with the theological relevance of Hegel's philosophy of history and Kierkegaard's attack on Hegel. It con cludes with an examination of the relevance of Hegel's doctrine of absolute Spirit to the modern defence of his philosophy as a whole.

Hegel: Faith and Knowledge

An English translation of G. W. F. Hegel's Glauben und Wissen
Author: G.W.F. Hegel
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887068263
Category: Philosophy
Page: 206
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As the title indicates, Faith and Knowledge deals with the relation between religious faith and cognitive beliefs, between the truth of religion and the truths of philosophy and science. Hegel is guided by his understanding of the historical situation: the individual alienated from God, nature, and community; and he is influenced by the new philosophy of Schelling, the Spinozistic Philosophy of Identity with its superb vision of the inner unity of God, nature, and rational man. Through a brilliant discussion of the philosophies of Kant, Fichte, and other luminaries of the period, Hegel shows that the time has finally come to give philosophy the authentic shape it has always been trying to reach, a shape in which philosophy’s old conflicts with religion on the one hand and with the sciences on the other are suspended once for all. This is the first English translation of this important essay. Professor H. S. Harris offers a historical and analytic commentary to the text and Professor Cerf offers an introduction to the general reader which focuses on the concept of intellectual intuition and on the difference between authentic and inauthentic philosophy.

Hegel and Religious Faith

Divided Brain, Atoning Spirit
Author: Andrew Shanks
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567545067
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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This polemical advocacy of Hegel's religious thought. It presents Hegel's religious thought as a living, still urgent challenge for today and confronts the major theological and philosophical objections to Hegel in a fresh way.

Phenomenology of Spirit

Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,A.V. Miller (tr.)
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120814738
Category: Consciousness
Page: 636
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wide criticism both from Western and Eastern scholars.

Postmodern Philosophy and Christian Thought

Author: Merold Westphal
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253213365
Category: Philosophy
Page: 291
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Are postmodern philosophy and Christian thought so diametrically opposed that "never the twain shall meet"? Or are various postmodern philosophies, in spite of their secular provenance, open to religious appropriation? From the Christian side, it is all too easy to see postmodern philosophy as nothing but an implacable enemy, while those with postmodern sympathies see Christianity as the embodiment of the hegemony which it so forcefully opposes. Thinkers from Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish perspectives engage Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, and Foucault in explorations of the epistemological, theological, literary, ethical, and social issues provoked by bringing postmodern philosophy into dialogue with Christian thought. The thirteen lively, original essays awaken secular postmodernisms and various modes of Christian thinking from their ideological complacency. An open space for passionate dialogue emerges from conversations that powerfully engage both intellectual and religious points of view. Contributors include: Steven Bouma-Prediger, John D. Caputo, George Connell, Andrew J. Dell'Olio, Garrett Green, Lee Hardy, Brian D. Ingraffia, Walter Lowe, Jean-Luc Marion, Gary Percesepe, Merold Westphal, W. Jay Wood, Norman Wirzba, and Edith Wyschogrod.

G.W.F Hegel

Theologian Of The Spirit
Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,Peter Crafts Hodgson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567085528
Category: Religion
Page: 306
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Offering the only anthology of Hegel's religious thought, Vanderbilt University's Professor Peter C. Hodgson provides sympathetic and clear entree to the German philosopher's religious achievement through his major relevant texts starting with early theological writings and culminating with Hegel's1824 lectures on the philosophy of religion.

Religion, Modernity, and Politics in Hegel

Author: Thomas A. Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199595593
Category: Philosophy
Page: 277
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This study analyzes Hegel's philosophy of religion in relation to ongoing debates about the relation between religion and politics as well as the history of their conceptualization in the modern West. Lewis argues that recent non-traditional, more Kantian interpretations of Hegel's project open up a new understanding of his treatment of religion.

Early Theological Writings

Author: G. W. F. Hegel
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812206134
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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This volume includes Hegel's most important early theological writings, though not all of the materials collected by Herman Nohl in his definitive Hegels theologische Jugendschriften (Tuebingen, 1907). The most significant omissions are a series of fragments to which Nohl give the general title "National Religion and Christianity" and the essay "Life of Jesus."

Hegel's Philosophy of Mind

Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Publisher: N.A
Category: Ethics
Page: 320
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The present reissue of Wallace's translation of Hegel's Philosophy of Mind includes the Zusatze or lecture-notes which, in the collected works, accompany the first section entitled "Subjective Mind" and which Wallace omitted from his translation. Professor J. N. Findlay has written a Foreword and this replaces Wallace's introductory essays.

The Master and His Emissary

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
Author: Iain McGilchrist
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030014878X
Category: History
Page: 597
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Why is the brain divided? The difference between right and left hemispheres has been puzzled over for centuries. In a book of unprecedented scope, Iain McGilchrist draws on a vast body of recent brain research, illustrated with case histories, to reveal that the difference is profound—not just this or that function, but two whole, coherent, but incompatible ways of experiencing the world. The left hemisphere is detail oriented, prefers mechanisms to living things, and is inclined to self-interest, where the right hemisphere has greater breadth, flexibility, and generosity. This division helps explain the origins of music and language, and casts new light on the history of philosophy, as well as on some mental illnesses. In the second part of the book, McGilchrist takes the reader on a journey through the history of Western culture, illustrating the tension between these two worlds as revealed in the thought and belief of thinkers and artists, from Aeschylus to Magritte. He argues that, despite its inferior grasp of reality, the left hemisphere is increasingly taking precedence in the modern world, with potentially disastrous consequences. This is truly a tour de force that should excite interest in a wide readership.

Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy Of Right'

Author: Karl Marx,Joseph O'Malley
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521292115
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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This book is a complete translation of Marx's critical commentary on paragraphs 261-313 of Hegel's major work in political theory. In this text Marx subjects Hegel's doctrine on the internal constitution of the state to a lengthy analysis. It was Marx's first attempt to expose and criticize Hegel's philosophy in general and his political philosophy in particular. It also represents his early efforts to criticize existing political institutions and to clarify the relations between the political and economic aspects of society. The Critique provides textual evidence in support of the argument that Marx's early writings do not exhibit radically different doctrinal principles and theoretical and practical concerns from his later work. This edition also includes a translation of the introduction Marx wrote for his proposed revised version of the Critique which he never completed. In a substantial introduction, Professor O'Malley provides valuable information on Marx's intellectual development.

Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit

The Idealistic Logic of Modern Theology
Author: Gary Dorrien
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355899
Category: Religion
Page: 616
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Winner: 2012 The American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Theology and Religious Studies, PROSE Award. In this thought-provoking new work, the world renowned theologian Gary Dorrien reveals how Kantian and post-Kantian idealism were instrumental in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology. Presents a radical rethinking of the roots of modern theology Reveals how Kantian and post-Kantian idealism were instrumental in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology Shows how it took Kant's writings on ethics and religion to launch a fully modern departure in religious thought Dissects Kant's three critiques of reason and his moral conception of religion Analyzes alternative arguments offered by Schleiermacher, Schelling, Hegel, and others - moving historically and chronologically through key figures in European philosophy and theology Presents notoriously difficult and intellectual arguments in a lucid and accessible manner

Hegel on the Proofs and Personhood of God

Studies in Hegel's Logic and Philosophy of Religion
Author: Professor Emeritus of Germanic Studies Philosophy and Religious Studies Robert R Williams,Robert R. Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019879522X
Page: 336
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Hegel's analysis of his culture identifies nihilistic tendencies in modernity i.e., the death of God and end of philosophy. Philosophy and religion have both become hollowed out to such an extent that traditional disputes between faith and reason become impossible because neither any longer possesses any content about which there could be any dispute; this is nihilism. Hegel responds to this situation with a renewal of the ontological argument (Logic) and ontotheology, which takes the form of philosophical trinitarianism. Hegel on the Proofs and Personhood of God examines Hegel's recasting of the theological proofs as the elevation of spirit to God and defense of their content against the criticisms of Kant and Jacobi. It also considers the issue of divine personhood in the Logic and Philosophy of Religion. This issue reflects Hegel's antiformalism that seeks to win back determinate content for truth (Logic) and the concept of God. While the personhood of God was the issue that divided the Hegelian school into left-wing and right-wing factions, both sides fail as interpretations. The center Hegelian view is both virtually unknown, and the most faithful to Hegel's project. What ties the two parts of the book together--Hegel's philosophical trinitarianism or identity as unity in and through difference (Logic) and his theological trinitarianism, or incarnation, trinity, reconciliation, and community (Philosophy of Religion)--is Hegel's Logic of the Concept. Hegel's metaphysical view of personhood is identified with the singularity (Einzelheit) of the concept. This includes as its speculative nucleus the concept of the true infinite: the unity in difference of infinite/finite, thought and being, divine-human unity (incarnation and trinity), God as spirit in his community.

Hegel's Philosophy of the Historical Religions

Author: Bart Labuschagne,Timo Slootweg
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004226184
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 284
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The chapters in this book offer an in-depth and profound overview of Hegel’s daring, many-faceted philosophical interpretations of the multifarious and dialectically interrelated, historical religions, including the Islam and the ‘revealed’ religion of Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism).

Philosophy, Theology, and Hegel's Berlin Philosophy of Religion, 1821-1827

Author: Philip M. Merklinger
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791414927
Category: Religion
Page: 250
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This book examines Hegel’s contribution to the debate about the relationship between philosophy and theology, reason and faith. The author locates the debate within the philosophy of religion, displaying that there is a need for philosophy to enter into dialogue with, and to reflect upon, the contents of theology. Utilizing the recently published critical editions of Hegel’s Berlin Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, the author substantiates this insight by tracing dialectically the development of Hegel’s notion of the philosophy of religion through the 1821, 1824, and 1827 lecture-series on religion. Not only does the author demonstrate that philosophy needs to incorporate theology in its thinking, but he also establishes that such incorporation means that the philosophy of religion will be a continuously developing mode of reflection. Indeed, the author notes this developing philosophy of religion can, for Hegel, only take place through dialectical interaction with the leading theologies and theologians of one’s time. The book shows that this inner development of the philosophy of religion is also the inner development of the Spirit itself.

An Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Religion

Author: Raymond Keith Williamson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873958271
Category: Religion
Page: 388
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For Hegel, thought is not philosophical if it is not also religious. Both religion and philosophy have a common object and share the same content, for both are concerned with the inherent unity of all things. Hegel s doctrine of God provides the means for understanding this fundamental relationship. Although Hegel stated that God is absolute Spirit and Christianity is the absolute religion, the compatibility of Hegel s doctrine of God with Christian theology has been a matter of continuing and closely argued debate. Williamson s book provides a significant contribution to this ongoing discussion through a systematic study of Hegel s concept of God. The book proceeds by investigating theism, atheism, pantheism, and panentheism as descriptions of Hegel s concept. It rejects the view that Hegel s doctrine so differs from Christian theology so as to be empty of religious content and thereby highlights some important considerations in contemporary theology."

Meaning in History

The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History
Author: Karl Löwith
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226495552
Category: History
Page: 257
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Modern man sees with one eye of faith and one eye of reason. Consequently, his view of history is confused. For centuries, the history of the Western world has been viewed from the Christian or classical standpoint—from a deep faith in the Kingdom of God or a belief in recurrent and eternal life-cycles. The modern mind, however, is neither Christian nor pagan—and its interpretations of history are Christian in derivation and anti-Christian in result. To develop this theory, Karl Löwith—beginning with the more accessible philosophies of history in the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries and working back to the Bible—analyzes the writings of outstanding historians both in antiquity and in Christian times. "A book of distinction and great importance. . . . The author is a master of philosophical interpretation, and each of his terse and substantial chapters has the balance of a work of art."—Helmut Kuhn, Journal of Philosophy