Single Idea 15635

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

Full Idea

In earlier times, every type of so-called anthropomorphic representation was banished from God as finite, and hence unworthy of the Infinite; and as a result he had already grown into something remarkably empty.

Gist of Idea

The older conception of God was emptied of human features, to make it worthy of the Infinite


Georg W.F.Hegel (Logic (Encyclopedia I) [1817], 62 Rem)

Book Reference

Hegel,Georg W.F.: 'The Hegel Reader', ed/tr. Houlgate,Stephen [Blackwell 1998], p.163

A Reaction

Hegel favoured Christianity, because of its human aspect. His description fits Islam, where indeed the concept of God seems so drain of particularity that there is little in it to doubt, which might explain the durability of that religion.