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Mining Hegel for holistic identity: Three exploratory theological forays

Bacaller, Sarah (2019) Mining Hegel for holistic identity: Three exploratory theological forays. In: Transforming Vocation: Work and Faith Conference, July 4-5, 2019, Morling College, Sydney. (Submitted to be assessed for publication)

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Abstract

This paper explores how the writing of German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel might resource Christian thinking beyond a dualistic sacred-secular divide. It does so by engaging three primary Hegelian motifs: double negation, objective right and dialectic, applying each to specific presuppositions and effects of dualistic thinking. Each motif offers tools for unpacking and reworking problematic framings of Christian identity, potentially then offering resources to move beyond these, into whole-hearted Christian engagement toward human flourishing in the world.

Item Type: Conference Papers (Paper)
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Hegel, Christian identity, secularity, vocation
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies > 229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: A - Philosophy
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
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Depositing User: Ms Sarah Bacaller
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2019 03:41
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2019 03:41
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3718

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