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Between Dancing and WritingThe Practice of Religious Studies$
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Kimerer L. LaMothe

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780823224036

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823224036.001.0001

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Doing the Work of Spirit

Doing the Work of Spirit

G. W. F. Hegel

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(p.65) Chapter 3 Doing the Work of Spirit
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Between Dancing and Writing
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Kimerer L. LaMothe

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823224036.003.0004

This chapter discusses Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's effort to reformulate the relationship between reason and experience, and on this new ground develops a “science” or philosophy of religion capable of securing a critical affirmation of “religion”. Embracing the perspectives he identifies in Kant and Schleiermacher, Hegel conceives of the relationship between reason and experience as a dialectical movement, progressing through history towards “Absolute Knowing”. The discussion explains how Hegel uses his concept of spirit to ground a science of religion that is both objective and empathetic in its reflections on religion. For Hegel, philosophical writing, defined over and against theology, is the practice through which that reconciliation between religion and the scientific study of it occurs.

Keywords:   Hegel, Kant, Schleiermacher, science, philosophy, spirit

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