Life of Jesus (Hegel)
Life of Jesus (German: Das Leben Jesu) is one of the earliest works by G. W. F. Hegel. In this essay on morality he presents a version of Jesus very similar to Immanuel Kant's categorical imperative. For Hegel the moment Jesus cried out "why hast thou forsaken me", was the moment he knew sin and evil, for evil is the separation of the individual from the universal.
Hegel presented biblical miracles as metaphors for Jesus' philosophical doctrines.
- Goldstein, Joshua D. (2006). Hegel's Idea of the Good Life: From Virtue to Freedom, Early Writings and Mature Political Philosophy. Springer. pp. 85–98. ISBN 1-4020-4191-8.
- Williamson, Raymond K. (1984). Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Religion. State University of New York Press. ISBN 978-0-87395-827-1.
- G. W. F. Hegel and the Life of Jesus: (Das Leben Jesu) Translated with Introduction by Michael George 1981
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