European Journal for Philosophy of Religion https://www.philosophy-of-religion.eu/index.php/ejpr <p><em>European Journal for Philosophy of Religion </em>(EJPR) is a peer-reviewed international journal devoted to the problems of the philosophy of religion.</p> en-US deputy.editor@philosophy-of-religion.eu (Prof. Dr. Georg Gasser) managing.editor@philosophy-of-religion.eu (Marco Benasso) Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 OJS 3.2.1.2 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Hegel’s Account of Christianity and Religious Alienation https://www.philosophy-of-religion.eu/index.php/ejpr/article/view/3646 <p>In his<em> Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion</em>, Hegel argues that the development of the religions of the world leads up to Christianity, which is the one true religion. One key element which separates Christianity from the other religions, for Hegel, concerns the issue of alienation. He claims that the previous religions all contain some form of alienation, which can be found in their conceptions of the divine. I wish to examine Hegel’s view that Christianity alone overcomes religious alienation. What is it that makes Christianity so special in this regard? This is a particularly important issue given that the question of alienation is so central in the post-Hegelian thinkers such as Feuerbach, Bauer, and Marx, who all insist that, far from overcoming alienation, Christianity is guilty of causing it. I argue that this issue provides new insight into the old criticism of Hegel as a thinker of abstraction.</p> Jon Stewart Copyright (c) 2021 European Journal for Philosophy of Religion https://www.philosophy-of-religion.eu/index.php/ejpr/article/view/3646 Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100