Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hegel on the specifically Jewish experience of "the universal fatum of the Roman world", "the fate that crushed down the gods and all genial life in its hard service"

"Here, then, misery is not the stupid immersion in a blind fate, but a boundless energy of longing."

"“Das Elend ist also hier nicht Stumpfheit in einem blinden Fatum, sondern unendliche Energie der Sehnsucht.”

     Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, [Lectures on] The philosophy of history III.iii.2 ("Christianity"), trans. J. Sibree; GBWW,1st ed. (1952), vol. 46, p. 305; Karl Hegel manuscript, 2nd ed., 1840, p. 392.

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