Single Idea 15618

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 2. Divine Nature]

Full Idea

When the concept of God is apprehended merely as that of the abstract of Supremely Real Essence, then God becomes for us a mere Beyond, and there can be no further talk of the cognition of God.

Gist of Idea

If God is the abstract of Supremely Real Essence, then God is a mere Beyond, and unknowable

Source

Georg W.F.Hegel (Logic (Encyclopedia I) [1817], 36 Add)

Book Reference

Hegel,Georg W.F.: 'The Hegel Reader', ed/tr. Houlgate,Stephen [Blackwell 1998], p.150