F. C. Baur's Synthesis of Böhme and Hegel :

Simut, Corneliu.

F. C. Baur's Synthesis of Böhme and Hegel : Redefining Christian Theology As a Gnostic Philosophy of Religion. - 1st ed. - 1 online resource (372 pages) - Philosophy of Religion - World Religions Ser. ; v.4 . - Philosophy of Religion - World Religions Ser. .

Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1 What did Baur Learn from Böhme? -- 1 The Idea of Creation -- The Creation of Creation -- The Hierarchy of Being -- From Absoluteness to Finitude -- The Will and God between Creation and Fragility -- The Materiality of the World between the Devil and Man -- From God to God's Word, Lucifer, and Man -- 2 The Image of Lucifer -- Lucifer as God's Creation -- Lucifer and the Idea of Light -- Lucifer and Opposition against God -- Lucifer and Rebellion -- Lucifer and Sin -- Lucifer and Death -- Lucifer and Evil -- Lucifer and the World -- Lucifer and the Foundation of Dualism -- 3 The Structure of Dualism -- Gnosis as Fundamental Dualism -- The Dualism of Light and Darkness -- The Dualism of Matter and Spirit -- Dualism Explained: The Idea of Fragility -- Dualism Explained: The Idea of Birth -- Dualism Explained: The Idea of Agony -- Light and Darkness in Creation -- Christ and Lucifer in Creation -- The Word and the Son in Creation -- Part 2 What did Baur Learn from Hegel? -- 4 The Overlapping of Spirit and Matter -- Baur's Hegelian Understanding of God as Spirit in the Human Being -- Baur's Hegelian Understanding of God as Corporeal in Christ's Being -- 5 The Connection between Philosophy and Religion -- The Correlation of Philosophy and Religion as Interpenetration of Humanity and Divinity -- Religion as Christianity, Paganism, and Judaism -- Concluding Remarks Baur's Synthesis of Böhme and Hegel: Gnosis as a Christian Philosophy of Religion in History -- Gnosis and the Old Philosophy of Religion -- Gnosis and Manichaeism -- Gnosis and Augustinianism -- Gnosis and the Middle Ages -- Gnosis and the Reformation -- Gnosis between Absolute Truth, Salvation, and Faith -- Personal Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index.

In this book, Professor Simuț demonstrates how Baur came to understand Christian theology as a Gnostic philosophy of religion under the influence of Böhme's unorthodox esoteric theosophy and Hegel's modern religious philosophy.

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Baur, Ferdinand Christian, -- 1792-1860.;Böhme, Jakob, -- 1575-1624 -- Influence.;Religion -- Philosophy.;Gnosticism.;Philosophical theology.


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