Thoughts about Hegel’s dialectical process, and how some Christians feel that it waters down the Truth.

Interesting … Even if you are not a Christian.

Aquixotic Auriolerie

Can the Absolute Spirit be captured in a thesis? Or put into words? Does the Spirit assert itself?

Hegel seems to say that it can.

As well as I understand it, his idea is that through synthesizing opposing theses we will come to a greater, better synthesis. And the synthesis becomes a new thesis which negates a new antithesis; these eventually synthesize; and so forth.

There are some concerned Christians who think this process will dilute the purity of the Truth.

But, again, can Spirit can be made into a thesis? Is Christianity a thesis? Why then did Jesus teach in parables and with questions? And why did he say, “Agree with thine adversary quickly“? (Matt. 5:25). And also: “Resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” (Matt. 5:39).

What would it look like for a person to…

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