Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9781589661813 Published July 2009

Divine Subjectivity

Understanding Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion

Dale M. Schlitt O.M.I.

Divine Subjectivity

Dale M. Schlitt O.M.I.

Distributed for the University of Scranton Press

275 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9781589661813 Published July 2009
Originally published in 1990 and available now in paperback for the first time, Dale Schlitt’s classic work Divine Subjectivity is a detailed account of Hegel’s religious thought. The first part of Schlitt’s study analyzes the historical importance of transcripts of Hegel’s lectures that emerged in the 1980s, then, Schlitt presents Hegel’s concepts of religion, determinate religion, and consummate religion. The volume concludes with a discussion of Hegel’s takes on the Trinity, Incarnation, and the Kingdom of God. Divine Subjectivity is an ideal resource for students seeking a guide through the so-called Hegelian thicket.
“This book is lucid, closely argued, and fulfills a clear need in pointing out the wider relevance of Hegel’s religious thought.”—John Walker, Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain


I. Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion Lecture Texts

            1. Critical Editions—Continuing the Hegel Renaissance

II. Hegel’s Tripartite Philosophy or Religion

            2. The Concept of Religion

            3. Determinate Religion

            4. The Consummate Religion

III. Hegel’s Religious Dialectic of Identity and Difference

            5. Identity and Religion

            6. The Whole Truth: Trinity

            7. Incarnation and Otherness

            8. The Kingdom of God


Review Quotes
John W. Burbidge | Hegel-Studien

“Schlitt’s careful scholarship makes this book a reliable tool for anyone who wants to work seriously with the new edition of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion.”

John Walker | Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain

“If Hegel’s philosophical reinterpretation of Christian belief really is as central to Hegel’s whole project as Schlitt’s account suggests, then Professor Schlitt’s stimulating reflections on how to read the texts of Hegel’s Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion will raise in his readers’ minds a host of questions about some of the most central issues in the reception of Hegel’s thought.”

Emilio Brito | Revue théologique de Louvain

“A very good initiation to the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion. . . . Those who are already familiar with Hegel’s thought will also profit from the work’s excellent documentation and the many more specialized analyses, especially as found in the last and longest of the work’s three parts.”

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