In this book Deland S. Anderson traces the origin of the idea, "God is dead," in the philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel.
Author: Deland Scott Anderson
In this book Deland S. Anderson traces the origin of the idea, "God is dead," in the philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel. Focusing on issues of language, life, and learning, Anderson presents an integrated perspective on the death of God in Hegel's philosophy as it emerged in the early years at Jena. He argues that Hegel's pronouncement of the death of God was the beginning of his radically innovative system of speculative discourse, which revolutionized not only philosophy but the wider culture as well.
Release on 1984-01-01 | by Raymond Keith Williamson
However , to rise above the reflective view of rigid opposition -- as can be achieved by the speculative attitude — is to ... and along with it the absolute Passion , the speculative Good Friday in place of the historic Good Friday .
Author: Raymond Keith Williamson
Publisher: SUNY Press
For Hegel, thought is not philosophical if it is not also religious. Both religion and philosophy have a common object and share the same content, for both are concerned with the inherent unity of all things. Hegel's doctrine of God provides the means for understanding this fundamental relationship. Although Hegel stated that God is absolute Spirit and Christianity is the absolute religion, the compatibility of Hegel's doctrine of God with Christian theology has been a matter of continuing and closely argued debate. Williamson's book provides a significant contribution to this ongoing discussion through a systematic study of Hegel's concept of God. The book proceeds by investigating theism, atheism, pantheism, and panentheism as descriptions of Hegel's concept. It rejects the view that Hegel's doctrine so differs from Christian theology so as to be empty of religious content and thereby highlights some important considerations in contemporary theology.
Release on 1997-01-01 | by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Theologian Of The Spirit Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Peter Crafts Hodgson Peter Hodgson ... to the Introduction ( which we have titled " The Culture of Reflection " ) and the Conclusion ( titled " The Speculative Good Friday " ) .
Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Publisher: A&C Black
Offering the only anthology of Hegel's religious thought, Vanderbilt University's Professor Peter C. Hodgson provides sympathetic and clear entree to the German philosopher's religious achievement through his major relevant texts starting with early theological writings and culminating with Hegel's1824 lectures on the philosophy of religion.
Hegel formulates an alternative conception of reason — the speculativewhich makes possible a fresh appraisal and critical re ... and along with it the absolute passion , the speculative Good Friday in place of the historic Good Friday .
In Faith and Knowledge Hegel calls this differential unity the absolute identity of the ' speculative Good Friday ' ( 1801 / 2 : 191 ) . The notion of the speculative Good Friday forms Hegel ' s response to Enlightenment universalism .
Author: Zeynep Direk
Publisher: Psychology Press
These three volumes assemble the most important essays written on Jacques Derrida's philosophy since he became established in 1967. These volumes make well-known essays easily available and also present many essays never translated in English.
It was Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel who introduced talk of the death of God into philosophy and in doing so was well aware that he was using a theological expression.29 His discussion on the speculative Good Friday, or death of God, ...
Author: Zoran Grozdanov
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In this succinct, inviting volume, four Balkan theologians probe their contextual ways with the theology of Jurgen Moltmann, whose classic The Crucified God influenced novel theological approaches around the globe, most recently the emerging postwar Christian theology in the Balkans. The authors engage with the prevailing culture of ethnic and religious exclusivism within their context and present us with a range of theologically pertinent issues resulting from a wider discussion on religion and politics. The book offers a fresh and provocative reading of Christian faith that pins its hopes on the person and work of the Crucified and sets the ground for possible contextual contribution of Balkan theology to a World Church. Following Moltmann's invitation to see the Cross, and the crucified Christ, as an inner criterion of all theology, this book sheds theological light on the situation in the Balkans. The Cross of that region can be described as a "Cross of the crossroads," since different religions, ethnic and national communities, memories, and cultures have always been sources of profound contact but also of deep division and violence. On the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of The Crucified God, this collection can be read as a continuation of Moltmann's theological project, which calls for a courageous descent into "circles of death"--places of spiritual and physical imprisonment, without false comforts and premature hopes.
Hegel's Speculative Good Friday : The Death of God in Philosophical Perspective ( Atlanta : Scholars , 1996 ) . Hegel holds that the world is under a " speculative Good Friday ! " ( 192 ) . 4. Butler , G. W. F. Hegel , 146.
Author: David L. Larsen
Publisher: Kregel Academic
Great works and authors of the world are introduced and reviewed artistically, intellectually, and theologically. Persons discussed include Plato, Milton, Dickens, Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte, Mark Twain, and C. S. Lewis.
Even when we take Hegel's own expression literally, that is, that he is after “the speculative Good Friday” (der spekulative Karfreitag)" we cannot disregard the fundamental ontological difference between Good Friday as an event in time ...
The meaning of God after Hegel's speculative Good Friday, he says, is not able to be the same as before. We could rather say it fulfils it, as the death of the Son, it is plain, fulfils the hidden meaning, brings it to light, ...
Author: Stephen Theron
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This book presents what Hegel calls “the vital spirit of the actual world”, the truth, namely, of logic’s form and content as one concrete whole. Axiomatic here is that thinking is necessarily free and unbounded, if we could escape a performative contradiction in evaluating it. Thinking is absolute, what Hegel calls spirit or mind, Geist. He identifies three forms of “absolute spirit”, namely art, religion and philosophy, where each form is absorbed into the next one; philosophy subsumes religion and religion subsumes art, in a process seeking and achieving the absolute. Philosophy, therefore, is ultimately theology as fulfilling the latter in mind’s constitutive self-transcendence towards “the absolute idea”, itself the absolute, Hegel asserts. This is “absolute idealism”, where the Idea is true being and finite things are transitory notions. This book aims to clarify such conceptions, whereby “theological” transcendent grace is natural or “all in all”, faith is absolute knowledge in germ, things are the opposite of what they “immediately” seem, while achieved self-consciousness is “the ruin of the individual” abstractly parted from its objects. Thus external nature is internal, the whole in or one with the part, necessity absolute freedom, these being stages of Logic. Hegel needs a second, related trio to the above three forms. This is logic, nature and mind, likewise, in ceaseless process, a returning upon self. Thus art’s foundational quality mirrors that of “the logical art”. The individual art-object, art as striving for absolute perfection, founds spirit’s trajectory. Hence, consciousness first appears individual only as set towards universal self-consciousness in “absolute knowing”.
Speculative. Good. Friday. At this point, we must recognize that Hegel believed that he had surmounted the bifurcation created by Kant. Hegel has shown that the attempt to bifurcate thought and being is self-contradictory, ...
Author: Matthew Becker
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
This collection of essays, a companion volume to the book, Twentieth-Century Lutheran Theologians (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013), examines important nineteenth-century figures from the perspective of contemporary European and North-American scholars. Each essay provides an overview of the life and central ideas of a key Lutheran/Protestant theologian who has had a significant impact on theological reflection down to the present. The focus here is on those thinkers who were active between 1799 (the year when Schleiermacher’s Speeches appeared) and the First World War. These are individuals who deserve repeated examination, whose insights are still worth pondering today, and whose theological positions help us to understand better “where contemporary theology has come from” (Karl Barth). All of the essays were initiated by the journal Lutheran Quarterly in order to assess our theological heritage as we move further into a new millennium. The goal of the authors, each a leading theologian, has been to describe a given thinker's life and vocation and how that person’s work continues to impact theology today.
as Hegel has been understood as a prototype of contradictory/harmonic monism. ... Likewise, Griffioen notes the connection between Hegel's speculative Good Friday and Moltmann's understanding of the death and resurrection of Jesus ...
Author: J. Matthew Bonzo
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Indwelling the Forsaken Other is a critical reading of Jürgen Moltmann's ethics of discipleship. While Moltmann's notable turn to the inner life of the Trinity as a source for his reflections on the life of the church is influential, it is not without problems. The call emerging from Moltmann's reflection upon Trinitarian life--to copy God in our relationships--may offer some general direction for our actions; however, it also raises several questions. Two important questions for this work are, In what way are we to copy God? and What conditions make it possible to copy God? Moltmann's answers to these questions are insufficient, and consequently he fails to protect the difference between Creator and creation in his analogia relationis. As a result, the ethical direction of Moltmann's work seems to be increasingly muddied and, at best, paradoxical.
much Hegel's “achievement” as Hegel's own response to a collapse in rea— son, a crisis concerning the supersensible ... the “speculative Good Friday,”22 an idea which Hegel introduces with his essay “Faith and Knowledge” of 1802—03, ...
Author: Laurence Paul Hemming
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Martin Heidegger and Karl Marx remain two of the most influential thinkers in philosophy, in political science and other social sciences, and in the humanities. Yet there has never been a full-length study in English of the relationship between their ideas, and there has only been one study in German (from 1966). A Productive Dialogue fills this gap and contradicts the widely held assumption that Heidegger had no significant engagement with Marx. Hemming focuses on four related areas of inquiry—Heidegger’s reading of Marx; Marx’s relation to G. W. F. Hegel; Heidegger’s disastrous political involvement with National Socialism; and the significance of Hegel, Marx, Heidegger, and Friedrich Nietzsche for the politics of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A Productive Dialogue explores the understanding of political processes, systems, and behavior that animates both thinkers.
Hegelian and Post - Hegelian Christology Hegel's Christological contribution , is as Macquarrie sees it , the movement past Jesus as moral exemplar that had begun to ... Hegel's idea of a “ speculative Good Friday ” in which the ...
Author: Vernon L. Purdy
Publisher: Peter Lang
The Christology of John Macquarrie comprehensively scrutinizes the life and writings of Scottish-born systematic theologian and philosopher John Macquarrie (1919-2007) in an attempt to comprehend and evaluate his Christology. The author examines the people (e.g. Heidegger, Schleiermacher), the philosophical and theological positions, and the writings that formed Macquarrie's thinking. One major influence was his commitment to modern critical theology including the premise that, in the modern world, the only acceptable Christological tenets are those that can stand up to the scrutiny of modern critical reasoning. The work concludes that this commitment profoundly shaped Macquarrie's theology, especially his Christology. The book also discusses Macquarrie's evaluation and criticisms of the Christology of other theologians (e.g. Kierkegaard, Moltmann, Pannenberg, and others), concluding that Macquarrie's understanding of the Christian faith and the person of Jesus Christ is consonant with modern liberal Anglo-Catholicism. This idea furthers the argument that Macquarrie's reluctance to accept traditional incarnational categories suggests that his Christology is a modern form of Adoptionism.
... a passing reflection of the speculative Good Friday of Spirit's eternal self - immolation . Sometimes Hegel speaks of Jesus as the individual man who is also God , almost in a naive way , as if God were walking the earth in Jesus .
Author: John Macquarrie
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Here, following the example of Rahner and Pannenberg, John Macquarrie examines Jesus Christ's humanity to his origin as God. Part one considers the New Testament sources, including the "classical theology" period. Part two examines the Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment critique of classical christology (i.e. studying Jesus Christ as him from above, as opposed to his humanity), while in part three, Macquarrie makes his own christological statement on who Jesus Christ really is for us today.
The historic Good Friday is replaced by the speculative Good Friday, by the philosophy of history. The speculative Good Friday will remain speculative. It will recreate the idea of freedom for philosophy'.
Author: Gillian Rose
Publisher: A&C Black
This original and challenging book presents a radical revision of traditional assessments of Hegel. Gillian Rose argues that the classical origins of contemporary non-Marxist and Marxist sociology rest on the 'neo-Kantian' paradigm and that Hegel's thought anticipates and criticises the limitations of this paradigm and the problems of methodologism and moralism in sociological method. Hegel's major mature works are expounded in the light of his early radical writings. From this unusual perspective Dr Rose shows that Hegel's speculative discourse is a powerful critique of bourgeois property relations and law, or art and religion as misrepresentation and of the inversions and end of culture. The book concludes with a discussion of the end of philosophy, the repetition of sociology and the culture and fate of Marxism.
Hegel wrote in his Preface to the Phenomenology that “the life of spirit is not the life that shrinks from death, and keeps itself ... There is something of this speculative Good Friday also in twentieth century theologian Paul Tillich, ...
Author: Mark Lewis Taylor
Publisher: Fortress Press
The new edition of Mark Lewis Taylor’s award-winning The Executed God is both a searing indictment of the structures of “Lockdown America” and a visionary statement of hope. It is also a call for action to Jesus followers to resist US imperial projects and power. Outlining a “theatrics of state terror,” Taylor identifies and analyzes its instruments—mass incarceration, militarized police tactics, surveillance, torture, immigrant repression, and capital punishment—through which a racist and corporatized Lockdown America enforces in the US a global neoliberal economic and political imperialism. Against this, The Executed God proposes a “counter-theatrics to state terror,” a declamation of the way of the cross for Jesus followers that unmasks the powers of US state domination and enacts an adversarial politics of resistance, artful dramatic actions, and the building of peoples’ movements. These are all intrinsic to a Christian politics of remembrance of the Jesus executed by empire. Heralded in its first edition, this new edition is thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, offering a demanding rethinking and recreating of what being a Christian is and of how Christianity should dream, hope, mobilize, and act to bring about what Taylor terms “a liberating material spirituality” to unseat the state that kills.
There is nothing immediate that can offer a real support for philosophy; for Hegel the whole notion of such a thing ... Hegel's image of a speculative good Friday is less that of a subjective procedure as in Plato and much more one of ...
Author: Thomas Sören Hoffmann
In Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel – A Propaedeutic, Thomas Sören Hoffmann invites the philosophically interested reader to converse with, to work with, and to think with the “master philosopher of German Idealism,” the last great system builder of European philosophy.
resurrection, he argues, will transform Good Friday, “in place of the historic Good Friday,” (FK, 191) into a “speculative Good Friday” (FK, 191). It would be mistaken, however, to conclude from these assertions that Hegel already ...
Author: Martin Thibodeau
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
The present study is dedicated to the different interpretations of Greek tragedy proposed in the writing of G.W.F. Hegel. It explicates how and in what sense Hegel s investigation in tragedy parallels the development of his philosophy from his early theological writings to his system of absolute idealism, and thereby defends the view that this investigation is linked to a concern with politics in the modern world."
... philosophical context of Hegel's call for a speculative Good Friday to replace the historical Good Friday. Hegel's proposal takes the infinite grief of the death of God as a negative moment within and co—constitutive of theology.
Author: Angelica Nuzzo
Publisher: SUNY Press
Critical essays on Hegel’s views concerning the relationship between religion and politics. Although scholars have written extensively on Hegel’s treatment of religion and politics separately, much less has been written about the connections between the two in his thought. Religion in Hegel’s philosophy occupies a difficult position relative to politics, existing both within the ethical and historical reality of the state and at the same time maintaining an absolute, transcendent identity. In addition, Hegel’s views on the relationship between the two were often revised and refined over time in both his written works and his lectures. His thinking on the subject, however, provides a fascinating look at an element of his practical philosophy that was as controversial in his time as it is in ours. This book highlights various approaches to this intersection in Hegel’s thought and evaluates its relevance to contemporary problems, considering issues such as religious pluralism and tolerance, conflicts between Islam and Christianity, and tensions between the secular and religious state.