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Hegel's hidden history of the Fall

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This thesis argues that Hegel’s claim that the coming of Christ is the central axis of history, entails a twofold punctuation of history by the Christ-Event. As Benedetto Croce recognised, Christianity inaugurates for Hegel a ‘new’ history, which he called the ‘history of Truth’. I argue that this history of Truth is preceded, on the other side of the Christ-Event, by a hidden, ‘history of the Fall’. I identify this ‘history of the Fall’ with Hegel’s developmental narrative of religious hi...

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HUMS
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Theology Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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