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F.C. Baur's synthesis of Bohme and Hegel : redefining Christian theology as a gnostic philosophy of religion / by Corneliu C. Simut.

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Subject: Baur, Ferdinand Christian, 1792-1860.
Böhme, Jakob, 1575-1624 > Influence.
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 > Influence.
Religion > Philosophy.
Philosophical theology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9004275215
  • ISBN: 9789004275218
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: Boston : Brill, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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 DualismGnosis 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 ReligionThe 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.
Summary: In this book, Professor Simut ̦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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