The Politics of Salvation: The Hegelian Idea of the State
The Politics of Salvation takes a radical stance: it focuses on the significance of the state in the Hegelian system when it is viewed as inspired and motivated by the Christian notion of God. The book thus makes connections between Hegel's political philosophy and his explicit appropriation of Christianity's incarnational mode of thinking. In unfolding the implications of this position, Lakeland shows how Hegel's thought can offer the basis for a non-dualistic account of the human being as religious and political. This conjunction allows for a theology which sees politics as the arena of salvation providing a practical religious outlook relevant to the contemporary world and, in particular, to the commitments of Latin America's liberation theology.
Lakeland, P. The Politics of Salvation: The Hegelian Idea of the State. Hegelian Studies Series. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1984
Lakeland, Paul F., "The Politics of Salvation: The Hegelian Idea of the State" (1984). Religious Studies Faculty Book Gallery. 26.