An Introduction to Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

An Introduction to Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion The Issue of Religious Content in the Enlightenment and Romanticism

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An Introduction to Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion examines Hegel's religious thinking by seeing it against the backdrop of the main religious trends in his own day, specifically the Enlightenment and Romanticism. A basic introduction to Hegel's lectures, it provides an account of the criticism of religion by key Enlightenment thinkers such as Voltaire, Lessing, Hume, and Kant. This is followed by an analysis of how the Romantic thinkers, such as Rousseau, Jacobi and Schleiermacher, responded to these challenges. For Hegel, the views of these thinkers from both the Enlightenment and Romanticism tended to empty religion of its content. The goal that he sets for his own philosophy of religion is to restore this lost content. The book provides a detailed account of Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion and argues that the basic ideas of the Enlightenment and Romanticism are still present today, and remain an important issue for both academics and non-academics, regardless of their religious orientation.

Book information

ISBN: 9780192842930
Publisher: OUP OXFORD
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: First Edition
DEWEY: 210
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 582g
Height: 165mm
Width: 240mm
Spine width: 26mm