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Hegel's Interpretation of the Religions of the World: The Logic of the Gods

Jon Stewart


In his Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, Hegel treats the religions of the world under the rubric “the determinate religion.” This is a part of his corpus that has traditionally been neglected, since scholars have struggled to understand what philosophical work it is supposed to do. The present study argues that Hegel’s rich analyses of Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Egyptian and Greek polytheism, and the Roman religion are not simply irrelevant historical material, as is often thought. Instead, they play a central role in Hegel’s argument for what he regards as the truth o ... More

Keywords: Hegel’s Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, world religions, philosophy of religion, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Egyptian religion, Greek religion, Judaism, Christianity, mythology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198829492
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198829492.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Stewart, author
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences