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Early theological writings
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [c1975]

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xi, 339 p.
Works in continental philosophy
General Note:
"With the exception of the speech On classical studies, the translations have been made from Herman Nohl's Hegels theologische Jugendschriften (Tübingen, 1907)"--prefatory note.

Reprint. Originally published: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1948.
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This volume includes Hegel's most important early theological writings, though not all of the materials collected by Herman Nohl in his definitive Hegels theologische Jugendschriften (Tuebingen, 1907). The most significant omissions are a series of fragments to which Nohl give the general title "National Religion and Christianity" and the essay "Life of Jesus."

Table of Contents

Richard KronerRichard Kroner
Introduction: Hegel's Philosophical Developmentp. 1
I. The Positivity of the Christian Religionp. 67
Part I. How Christianity Became the Positive Religion of a Churchp. 67
1. Prefacep. 67
2. Position of the Jewish Religionp. 68
3. Jesusp. 69
4. Whence Came the Positive Element in Christianity?p. 71
5. The Conception of a Sectp. 74
6. The Teaching of Jesusp. 75
7. Jesus Has Much To Say about His Own Individual Personalityp. 75
8. Jesus Speaks of Himself as the Messiahp. 77
9. Miraclesp. 78
10. The Positive Element Derived from the Disciplesp. 81
11. The Disciples Contrasted with the Pupils of Socratesp. 82
12. The Number of Disciples Fixed at Twelvep. 82
13. The Disciples Sent Forth on Their Missionp. 83
14. The Resurrection and the Commands Given Thereafterp. 83
15. How the Teaching of Jesus Came To Be Interpreted in a Positive Sensep. 85
16. What Is Applicable in a Small Society Is Unjust in a Statep. 86
17. Common Ownership of Goodsp. 87
18. Equalityp. 88
19. The Lord's Supperp. 89
20. Expansionismp. 91
21. How a Moral or Religious Society Grows into a Statep. 95
22. Conflict between Church and State: (a) In Matters Affecting Civil Rights Generallyp. 108
23. (b) In Matters Affecting Propertyp. 111
24. (c) In Matters Affecting Educationp. 114
25. Two Incidental Remarks about Church and State Relationsp. 117
26. The Ecclesiastical Contract: Representation and the Power of the Citizens in Matters of Doctrinep. 118
27. Contract with the Statep. 124
28. Defense of the Faithp. 129
29. The Form Morality Must Acquire in a Churchp. 135
30. The Rise of Sects Inevitablep. 142
Part II. Materials for a Continuation of Part Ip. 145
1. "Is Judaea, Then, the Teutons' Fatherland?"p. 145
2. How Christianity Conquered Paganismp. 151
3. How a Disinclination for Military Service Helped the Success of Christianityp. 164
4. Miraclesp. 165
Part III. Revised Form of Sections 1-4 of Part Ip. 167
1. Prefacep. 167
2. Judaismp. 177
3. Jesusp. 179
II. The Spirit of Christianity and its Fatep. 182
i. The Spirit of Judaismp. 182
ii. The Moral Teaching of Jesus: ([alpha]) The Sermon on the Mount Contrasted with the Mosaic Law and with Kant's Ethicsp. 205
iii. The Moral Teaching of Jesus: ([beta]) Love as the Transcendence of Penal Justice and the Reconciliation of Fatep. 224
iv. The Religious Teaching of Jesusp. 253
v. The Fate of Jesus and His Churchp. 281
III. Lovep. 302
IV. Fragment of a Systemp. 309
Appendix On Classical Studiesp. 321
Bibliographical Notep. 331
Indexp. 335