The Resource Shapes of freedom : Hegel's philosophy of world history in theological perspective, Peter C. Hodgson

Shapes of freedom : Hegel's philosophy of world history in theological perspective, Peter C. Hodgson

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Shapes of freedom : Hegel's philosophy of world history in theological perspective
Title
Shapes of freedom
Title remainder
Hegel's philosophy of world history in theological perspective
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Peter C. Hodgson
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Peter C. Hodgson explores Hegel's bold vision of history as the progress of the consciousness of freedom. Following an introductory chapter on the textual sources, the key categories, and the modes of writing history that Hegel distinguishes, Hodgson presents a new interpretation of Hegel's conception of freedom. Freedom is not simply a human production, but takes shape through the interweaving of the divine idea and human passions, and such freedom defines the purpose of historical events in the midst of apparent chaos. Freedom is also a process that unfolds through stages of historical/cultural development and is oriented to an end that occurs within history (the 'kingdom of freedom'). The purpose and the process of history are tragic, however, because history is also a 'slaughterhouse' that shatters even the finest human creations and requires a constant rebuilding. Hegel's God is not a supreme being or 'large entity' but the 'true infinite' that encompasses the finite. History manifests the rule of God ('providence'), and it functions as the justification of God ('theodicy'). But the God who rules in and is justified by history is a crucified God who takes the suffering, anguish, and evil of the world into and upon godself, accomplishing reconciliation in the midst of ongoing estrangement and inescapable death. Shapes of Freedom addresses these themes in the context of present-day questions about what they mean and whether they still have validity"--
  • "Peter C. Hodgson explores Hegel's bold vision of history as the progress of the consciousness of freedom. He explores the themes of Hegel's philosophy of world history--which include freedom, the purpose and process of history, and the nature of God--in the context of present-day questions about what they mean and whether they still have validity"--
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1934-
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Hodgson, Peter Crafts
Index
no index present
LC call number
B2949.L5
LC item number
H63 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Liberty
  • Liberty
  • History
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • History
  • Liberty
  • Liberty
  • Gott
  • Freiheit
  • Weltgeschichte
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Shapes of freedom : Hegel's philosophy of world history in theological perspective, Peter C. Hodgson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [182]-185) and index
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text
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Citations -- 1. Hegel's Philosophy of World History -- 2. History and the Progress of the Consciousness of Freedom -- 3. The State and the Actualization of Freedom -- 4. The Course of World History: Shapes of Freedom -- 5. God in History: The Kingdom of Freedom -- Bibliography
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780199654956
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(hardback)
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2012006913
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)769989440
  • (OCoLC)ocn769989440
Label
Shapes of freedom : Hegel's philosophy of world history in theological perspective, Peter C. Hodgson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [182]-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Citations -- 1. Hegel's Philosophy of World History -- 2. History and the Progress of the Consciousness of Freedom -- 3. The State and the Actualization of Freedom -- 4. The Course of World History: Shapes of Freedom -- 5. God in History: The Kingdom of Freedom -- Bibliography
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780199654956
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012006913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769989440
  • (OCoLC)ocn769989440

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