The Politics of Salvation: The Hegelian Idea of State

The Politics of Salvation: The Hegelian Idea of State

by Paul Lakeland

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ISBN-13: 9780873958479
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 06/28/1985
Series: SUNY Series in Hegelian Studies Series
Pages: 197

About the Author

Paul Lakeland teaches in the Department of Religious Studies at Fairfield University.

Table of Contents

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

INTRODUCTION: HEGEL AND LIBERATIVE PRAXIS

I. THE STATE IN THE SYSTEM

II. THE STATE

Objective and Absolute Geist
Ethical Substance: the Tension Between Individual and State
State and History

III. RELIGION

What is Religion for Hegel?
What is Christianity for Hegel?
Religion and the State
Will Religion Last? Its Relation to Philosophy

IV. CHRISTIANITY AND SECULARIZATION

God-concepts
The Autonomy of the Secular
Secularization and Incarnation

V. POLITICS AS SALVATION

Praxis: the Dialectic of Individual and Community
The Dialects of Kingdom and World
Volksgeist and Weltgeist: the Dialectic of State and World
Liberative Praxis: A Practical Postscript

VI. A THEOLOGICAL POSTSCRIPT

Prayer and Politics
The Church and the State
Optimism and Evil

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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