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Hegel and the Critical Theory of Religion

ByRudolf J. SiebertDustin J. Byrd

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For over fifty years, Rudolf J. Siebert (b.1927) has developed his Critical Theory of Religion and Society out of the Critical Theory of the Institute for Social Research, commonly known as the “Frankfurt School.” Born from the World War II ruins of his hometown in Frankfurt, Germany, Siebert’s Hegelian thought has developed in conversation with Christian Theology, German Idealism, comparative religion, political-economy, sociology, psychology, and history. Also known as Dialectical Religiology, Siebert’s literary corpus is saturated with the dialectics of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), especially Hegel’s philosophy of the right, history, religion as well as Hegel’s theodicy, which lays at the core of the enlightener’s work. This volume has collected Siebert’s most important works on Hegel and the Hegelian influence on his Critical Theory of Religion and Society, some of which have never been published before. The articles contained in this volume represent over five decades worth of Siebert’s engagements with Hegel, and his application of his dialectical critique to a variety of subjects, including secularization, theology, rebellion and revolution, civil society and the family, war and peace, the future of the West, and man other important subjects. As philosophers frequently return to Hegel, especially within the troubling conditions of modernity, this collection of Siebert’s articles will serve as a foundational source for the study of Hegelian thought and its relevance to the contemporary moment well into the 21st century and beyond.


Publication Date
Jul 25, 2021
Social Science
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Rudolf J. Siebert, Edited by: Dustin J. Byrd


Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)


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