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G. W. F. Hegel G. W. F. Hegel

by Tseng, Shao Kai (“Alex”)

Anyone who does theology in the twenty-first century should have some understanding of the German philosopher G. W. F. Hegel (1770–1831), whose writings deeply influenced European thought on both the left and right. In this introduction to Hegel, the author examines the events in Hegel’s life that shaped his work, shows the theological significance of his philosophy, and surveys the use of Hegelian methods in modern theology. Finally, he provides a fresh and insightful Reformed critique, underscoring the importance of an objective commitment to Scripture and to Christ. The book is part of the series on Great Thinkers.
“G. W. F. Hegel had an incalculable influence on the modern world. Whether faithfully or not, his philosophy was adopted by major thinkers as well as political activists throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His dictum that the rational alone is real was embodied in a progressive, organic view of history that culminates in an absolute state. China, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and even parts of American liberalism stand on this pillar. Shao Kai Tseng’s deeply learned account presents Hegel as an absolute realist whose views have found some echoes in Bavinck, Vos, Van Til, and even Schaeffer, and yet who is ultimately one of the great foes of biblical Christian faith. This series just keeps getting better and better.” —William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary

Paperback, 184 pages, Notes, glossary of terms and concepts, Recommended reading, Index of Scripture, Index of Subjects and Names

USD 14.95 / CAD 19.95

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