Hegel’s influence on Christian Ethics and Christianity’s Western relevance

Hegel and Christian Ethics

Georg Hegel was a German philosopher (and Protestant seminary Grad), who lived from 1770 to 1831, and in his publication Phänomenologie des Geistes created a “master-slave” dialectic (a metephor in fancy philosopher terms).[1] My purpose here is to explore exactly how Hegel’s dialectic image has shaped modern Christian ethical reflection, explore the relevancy of that metaphor after Nietzsche’s postmodern critique, and confirm if in all reality Hegel’s general thought is in keeping with his generations biblical thinking (His own quirks / theology aside). In fact, after some theological refining, absorbing some necessary criticisms, and refocusing Hegel through the light of Scripture, reappraising how […]

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Sermon Manuscript example: the Slaying of the Innocents

The Self-Flagellation of Saint Hedwig

My Last Preaching professor said I was something of a natural when it came to writing out sermon manuscripts. What’s odd though… is I’m very poorly at preaching off of a script. In part because the method used in this Sermon was a “very last quarter” discovery for me.   I almost never use notes when preaching because I trip over it. This is way out of Season; I figure this “the Slaying of the Innocents” Sermon is a good exemplar of the mechanics of a good manuscript. I know them… but I won’t really ever use them…    the Slaying of […]

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