The Owl of Minerva 37 (1):71-82 (2006)
In response to O’Regan I defend the claims that Hegel is serious about theology, that this seriousness is most fully evident in the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, that Hegel is an “open” thinker, and that pluralism is an implication of his way of thinking whereas radical relativism is not. I note that Williams supports the central theses of my book but believes that I have not appreciated the extent to which for Hegel eschatology is realized in the spiritual community. I argue that for Hegel eschatology cannot be fully realized because of his acute awareness of the presence of the tragic in history, and that therefore his claims on behalf of the consummateness of the Christian religion must be modified. Crites appreciates the emphasis I place on the experimental character of Hegel’s thinking, but believes that this quality is abandoned in the conclusion to my own work where I seem to embrace various postmodern freedom movements. I explain that in my view (and I believe in Hegel’s) God is the ultimate agent of freedom, not humanity, and that God’s freedom transcends and critiques all dogmatisms, includingthose of postmodernity
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Hegel: A Collection of Critical Essays.Alasdair C. MacIntyre - 1972 - University of Notre Dame Press.
God as Absolute Spirit: A Heideggerian Interpretation of Hegel's God-Talk.Yong Huang - 1996 - Religious Studies 32 (4):489 - 505.
Divine Subjectivity: Understanding Hegel's Philosophy of Religion.Dale M. Schlitt - 1990 - University of Scranton Press.
Hegel and Christian Theology: A Reading of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion.Peter Crafts Hodgson - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
Added to index2012-03-18
Total downloads25 ( #201,003 of 2,158,831 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #86,693 of 2,158,831 )
How can I increase my downloads?