Christian culture 基督教文化学刊

The Dual Dialectics of Thought and Being: On Hegel's Proof of God's Existence

Author: XIONG Jingzhi, Lecture, School of Maxism, Chengdu University of Information Technology

 

Abstract:

In Christian theology, the question of the validity and knowability of God’s existence has long proved a knotty problem. Following the Enlightenment, the prevalence of rationalism and skepticism further exacerbated the complexity of the question. Hegel readopted the method of ontological argument, and through the deduction and argumentation of the dialectical relationship between “thought” and “being,” he finally succeeded in reconstructing the validity of rational proof of the existence of God. In this way, he resolved this paradox that had plagued the theological world for centuries in a unique dual dialectics. This article draws on Hegel’s relevant writings to analyze how he accomplished this in his construct of dialectical theology.


 

Keywords:

Hegel, existence of God, dialectics, reason, being

 

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