New Perspectives on Hegel's Philosophy of Religion

Edited by David Kolb

Subjects: Continental Philosophy
Paperback : 9780791414385, 224 pages, September 1992
Hardcover : 9780791414378, 224 pages, September 1992

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Table of contents

Editor's Introduction

David Kolb

1. Philosophical Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Walter Jaeschke

2. Philosophical Thinking and the Claims of Religion

Martin J. De Nys

3. The Integral Relation of Religion and Philosophy in Hegel's Philosophy

Stephen Rocker

4. Theology and Tragedy

Robert R. Williams

5. Hegel & Creuzer: or, Did Hegel Believe in Myth?

Martin Donougho

6. Transitions and Tensions in Hegel's Treatment of Determinate Religion

Louis Dupré

7. Is Hegel a Christian?

John Burbidge

8. Hegelian Philosophy of Religion and Eckhartian Mysticism

Cyril O'Regan

9. Hegelian Panentheism as Joachimite Christianity

Clark Butler

10. Particularity not Scandalous: Hegel's Contribution to Philosophy of Religion

Stephen Dunning

11. Evil and Dialectic

William Desmond

12. Community in Hegel's Philosophy of Religion: From Bestimmung to Verstimmung

Sarah Lilly Heidt

13. Religion, Worldliness, and Sittlichkeit

Michael Vater

List of Contributors



Hegel's ideas about the nature of religion, its history, and its relation to philosophy have had great influence on his friends and foes alike. Relying on the new critical edition of Hegel's separate lecture courses, the essays in this book provide new insights into Hegel's ideas and challenge the way we think today. Crucial topics are discussed. Is Hegel a Christian? Does the political community absorb religion? How does religion relate to philosophy? What does Hegel have to say about evil and tragedy, about the persistence of mythology, about mysticism? The book also touches on the relation of Hegel's thoughts to deconstructive insights into religion.

David Kolb is Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy at Bates College. He is the author of The Critique of Pure Modernity: Hegel, Heidegger, and After and Postmodern Sophistications: Philosophy, Architecture, and Tradition.