The Concept of Religion

Thomas Lewis

in Religion, Modernity, and Politics in Hegel

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199595594
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729072 | DOI:
The Concept of Religion

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In treating “The Concept of Religion,” Chapter Four provides — in a relatively abstract form — the essential elements of Hegel's account of religion. After a preliminary account of “the absolute” as a kind of placeholder, the chapter analyzes Hegel's treatment of different forms of cognition: immediate knowledge, feeling, representation, and thought. This account of cognition provides the key to Hegel's account of the difference between religion and philosophy. The final section of the chapter takes up Hegel's treatment of the cultus, or religious community, and the central role of practice therein.

Keywords: feeling; representation; thought; philosophy; practice; community

Chapter.  21922 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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