Closereads: Hegel on Jesus and Kant (Part Three)

We’ve now recorded four (out of five) sessions on Hegel’s “The Spirit of Christianity and its Fate,” and starting on this one, we’re also reading directly from Matthew V, i.e. the Sermon on the Mount, which Hegel is giving a commentary on. His purpose is to contrast the legalism of Judaism, and by extension Kant with his emphasis on duty, with Jesus’ emphasis on love, which he states doesn’t change Jewish law but “fulfills” it.

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