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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
b. August 27, 1770 – d. November 14, 1831 • Philosopher
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich (1770–1831), German Idealist philosopher. Born at Stuttgart, in 1788 he entered the Protestant seminary at Tübingen (known as the Stift), ostensibly with a view to the *Lutheran ministry. As a student he was undistinguished, his chief interest being in the classics rather
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich (1770–1831)
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich (1770–1831)German Idealist philosopher. After a classical education at the Stuttgart Gymnasium, he entered the Stift at the University of Tübingen in 1788 as a Lutheran seminarian. Disillusioned by the prevailing scholastice *Lutheranism, he turned to more radical movements
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich(1770–1831). One of the most influential of the 19th-century German philosophers, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel also wrote on psychology, law, history, art, and religion. Karl Marx based his philosophy of history on Hegel’s law of thought, called the dialectic. In this
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Hegel, Wilhelm Friedrich
Hegel, Wilhelm Friedrich (1770–1831). The most prominent of the German idealist philosophers. He was born in Stuttgart and studied in Tübingen, which for a long time continued the Hegelian tradition. In contrast with ⇒Schleiermacher and the Romantics, for whom religion is understood intuitively and through
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm FriedrichGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) was probably the most creative mind among all philosophers of the nineteenth century. He believed that only the whole is real, and that the real is the rational. He first introduced the concept of “historical” reason, which was
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm FriedrichThe philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1830) was author of Phenomenology of Spirit and The Science of Logic and professor at the University of Berlin. He was born into a family of civil servants and pastors, instructed in Latin by his mother before he was even
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich (1770–1831). An influential German philosopher. He was the son of a civil servant at Stuttgart, and nothing about his early life or schooling would indicate great influence. Upon graduation from the University of Tübingen in 1793, his certificate commended his good character
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich (1770–1831)
HEGEL, GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH (1770–1831)Hegel is one of the three major figures in *German idealism, together with *Fichte and Schelling. Hegel’s significance for philosophy is assured by two significant contributions. The first is his use of *Aristotelian themes (sociality, community) to repair the
Who’s Who in Christian History
Hegel, George William Friedrich
Hegel, George William Friedrich (1770–1831)German philosopherPerhaps the most influential philosopher of the nineteenth century, Hegel was educated with a view to entering the clergy but reacted against the unimaginative orthodoxy of his professors, and taught philosophy instead at Jena, Heidelberg,