Hegel: Religion, Economics, and the Politics of Spirit, 1770-1807

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 24, 1989 - History - 459 pages
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This major study of Hegel's intellectual development up to the writing of The Phenomonology of Spirit argues that his work is best understood in the context of the liberalisation of German Protestantism in the eighteenth century.
  

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Contents

The religious culture of OldWurttemberg I Christian eschatology and downtoearth Pietism
40
The religious culture of OldWurttemberg II J A Bengel and the theology of the divine economy
77
The political culture of OldWurttemberg The Alte Recht tradition
113
Wurttembergs Hegel Applied theology and social analysis
139
The writings of the 1790s The old man and the young Hegel
143
Toward the Phenomenology Sittlichkeit becomes a problem in social and political theory
181
Hegel discovers the economy
186
Sittlichkeit reconsidered I The essay on Natural Law
205
Sittlichkeit reconsidered II The essay on Ethical Life
231
Hegels conception of the division of labor
253
Bildung and politics The first class Christian pride and absolute spirit
278
Abbreviations
294
Notes
297
Index
449
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