Tübingen 1788–1793: The Church Visible and Invisible

H. S. Harris

in Hegel's Development

Published in print March 1971 | ISBN: 9780198243588
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680700 | DOI:
Tübingen 1788–1793: The Church Visible and Invisible

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This chapter details Hegel's activities from 1788 to 1793. While he was at Tübingen, Hegel provided an accurate and precise account of his motives from 1788 onwards. His attitude toward the study of orthodox theology was never better than neutral, and he never seriously intended to enter the ministry. According to the recollections of his sister, Hegel wished to proceed to the study of law, not theology, after his magisterial examination. It seems clear that the idea was conceived, and began to be generally discussed, as a direct result of the visit of Duke Karl Eugen to the Stift in November 1789.

Keywords: Hegel; Stift; philosophy; theology; sermons; folk-religion; Tübingen

Chapter.  48008 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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