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The God of Metaphysics

T. L. S. Sprigge


Many thinkers have said that a God whose existence is argued for metaphysically would have no religious significance even if he existed. This book examines the God or Absolute which emerges in various metaphysical systems and asks whether he, she, or it could figure in any genuinely religious outlook. The systems studied are those of Spinoza, Hegel, T. H. Green, F. H. Bradley (very briefly), Bernard Bosanquet, Josiah Royce, A. N. Whitehead, Charles Hartshorne. There is also a chapter on Kierkegaard as the most important critic of metaphysical religion (especially Hegelian Christianity). The bo ... More

Keywords: metaphysical system, God, absolute idealism, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199283040
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199283044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T. L. S. Sprigge, author
Professor Emeritus of the University of Edinburgh