Life of Jesus (Hegel)  

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Life of Jesus (Template:Lang-de) is one of the earliest works by G. W. F. Hegel. In this essay on morality he presents a version of Jesus very similar to Immanuel Kant's categorical imperative. For Hegel the moment Jesus cried out "why hast thou forsaken me", was the moment he knew sin and evil, for evil is the separation of the individual from the universal.

Jesus is presented as a rationalistic philosopher, opposed to the superstition and "positive religion" of the Pharisees. Positive religion is a religion that has a definite historic founder.

Hegel presented biblical miracles as metaphors for Jesus' philosophical doctrines.




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