The Cunning of Geist

044 - St. Paul, Hegel, and the Symbolism of Christmas

December 26, 2021 Gregory Novak
The Cunning of Geist
044 - St. Paul, Hegel, and the Symbolism of Christmas
Show Notes

As author Og Mandino states, Paul the Apostle was perhaps the "Greatest Salesmen in the World" in bringing the "good news" to Jew and Gentile alike.  And what is very interesting is that Paul's views correspond in several respects to Hegel's unique take on Christianity.

This episode discusses one of the "New Perspective of Paul" interpretations by Pauline scholar N.T. Wright.  And that both St. Paul and Hegel recognized that Spirit's work is to be done here on Earth, and not in some separate domain.   

To round out the episode, the unique symbolism of the Christmas holiday is analyzed as well.