This book presents a new examination, interpretation and critical engagement with Hegel's philosophy of religion, and with his concept of God in particular.
Hegel is widely regarded as one of the major thinkers of the modern era, if not the entire tradition of philosophy. Hegel, like many philosophers, took seriously traditional philosophical perplexities about God, but unlike many modern philosophers he claimed to take the specific characteristic of Christianity into account in his philosophizing. This book presents a new examination, interpretation and critical engagement with Hegel's philosophy of religion, and with his concept of God in particular. William Desmond explores the distinctive stresses of Hegel's approach to God, the influence it has exerted, and the fundamental problems that his approach exhibits.
Table of Contents
By Way of Introduction: Hegel's God, 1 (18)
Transcendence and the Counterfeit Double
Finding a Way to Holistic Immanence: Hegel 19 (30)
Between Enlightenment, Greece and
Philosophy Redoubling Religion: Intimacy, 49 (30)
Agon and Counterfeit Reconciliations
Beyond Double Thinking: Hegel's Speculative 79 (24)
Hegel's Trinity and the Erotic 103(18)
Creation and the Self-Doubling of Hegel's 121(22)
Evil and the Counterfeits of God in History 143(24)
God, Spirit and the Counterfeits of 167(20)
On the Reserves of God 187(22)