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Totalitarianism and Political ReligionAn Intellectual History$
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A. James Gregor

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804781305

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804781305.001.0001

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(p.1) Chapter One Introduction
Totalitarianism and Political Religion
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Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel was an advocate of political “sacralization” and totalitarian political thought who produced a system of reflections that were to shape the political and religious thought of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. For him, political, philosophical, and religious convictions constituted a principled unity. In this chapter, the philosophy of Hegelianism as political religion is examined.

Keywords:   Hegel, sacralization, totalitarian political thought, Hegelianism, political religion

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