Peter C. Hodgson engages the speculative reconstruction of Christian theology that's entire via Hegel's Lectures at the Philosophy of Religion, and gives a detailed interpreting of the severe version of the lectures. He analyzes Hegel's thought of the article and goal of the philosophy of faith, his critique of the theology of his time, his method of Christianity in the framework of the idea that of faith, his suggestion of God, his reconstruction of important Christian topics, and his placement of Christianity one of the religions of the realm. Hodgson makes a case for the modern theological value of Hegel by way of making a choice on at present contested websites of interpretation and their Hegelian answer.
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In past times fifteen years a number of helpful stories have seemed that utilize the hot variation, yet they don't centrally have interaction the speculative reconstruction of Christian theology that's comprehensive by way of Hegel’s lectures, nor do they supply an in depth studying of the textual content as a complete. hence a gap exists for a publication reminiscent of the current one. My view is that Hegel’s Philosophy of faith is likely one of the or 3 most vital assets from the 19th century for theology because it faces the demanding situations of modernity and postmodernity. The others are Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Christian religion and Søren Kierkegaard’s Fragments and Postscript. Hegel, Schleiermacher, and Kierkegaard provide rather assorted routes past the theological deadlock posed by means of the consultant philosopher of the Enlightenment, Immanuel Kant, and those routes remain effective this day. the aim of the current monograph is to make the case so far as Hegel is worried. vi Preface the 1st chapters comprise editorial fabric I ready for the anthology. They argue that Hegel’s philosophy of faith is a philosophical theology fascinated about the idea that of spirit (Geist), and so they supply an summary of his writings on faith ahead of the philosophy of faith. bankruptcy three, in response to the creation to the lectures, analyses Hegel’s belief of the article and function of philosophy of faith and his critique of the theology of his personal time. bankruptcy four examines his method of Christianity in the framework of the idea that of faith, whereas bankruptcy five specializes in the idea that, wisdom, and worship of God; those chapters draw on fabrics from the 1st major a part of the lectures, the idea that of faith. the following 4 chapters, Chapters 6–9, interact imperative issues of Christian theology as they're awarded within the 3rd a part of the lectures, The Consummate faith: the triune God as absolute spirit; production, humanity, and evil; Christ and reconciliation; Spirit and group. bankruptcy 10 evaluates Hegel’s belief of where of Christianity one of the religions of the realm as they're offered within the moment major a part of the lectures, Determinate faith. The concluding bankruptcy attracts those fabrics jointly right into a case for the modern theological importance of Hegel. the following I determine six units of differences or presently contested websites and their Hegelian answer. the ensuing categories—spirit, wholeness, narrative, Christ, group, pluralism—are seen as contributing helpful assets to theological mirrored image this day. I additionally establish issues at which Hegel’s considering faith and theology wishes correction in mild of ongoing adventure and additional mirrored image. Oxford collage Press is assuming the e-book of the Lectures at the Philosophy of faith and of different newly edited and translated lectures by way of Hegel. i'm happy that this monograph will accompany the reissuing of the textual content a few two decades after it first seemed. Rupert Cousens, Hilary O’Shea, and Lucy Qureshi helped to make this ensue.