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Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion represent the final and in some ways the decisive element of his entire philosophical system. His conception and execution of these crucial lectures differed so significantly on each of the occasions he delivered them - in 1821, 1824, 1827 and 1831 - that it is impossible, without destroying the structural integrity of the lec ...more
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Published July 7th 1998 by University of California Press (first published July 25th 1985)
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Hegel, Religion and Christianity Today: A Thought Experiment

Why read Hegel on Christianity and Religion when, according to the Zeitgeist, all three are thought to be almost equally passé? After all, most educated people today believe that modern enlightened thinking has obviously refuted them. But can we say that modern times has achieved such a level of tranquility and satisfaction that past philosophical views can be dismissed with such thoughtless certainty? A glimpse at any newspaper would s
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The volume of Hegel's Lectures is certainly his most interesting and profound. Though understanding it requires the tedious trek through the opening of vol. 1 wherein he discusses the basic principles of his philosophy of religion, it's interesting to see where this all leads and his "synthesis" of his philosophical system and Christianity. While I can't help but feel as though some of the claims are a stretch I do give him credit for an innovative take both on the Christian faith and the topic ...more
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German philosopher and one of the founding figures of German Idealism. Influenced by Kant's transcendental idealism and Rousseau's politics, Hegel formulated an elaborate system of historical development of ethics, government, and religion through the dialectical unfolding of the Absolute. Hegel was one of the most well-known historicist philosopher, and his thought presaged continental philosophy ...more
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