Hegel's Concept of GodBook - 1982
...The question with which we are faced...is neither whether Hegel is correct in what he says nor whether his interpreters are justified in what they say of him. Rather the question is one of finding out just what Hegel does say and of determining what impact that can have on our own thinking....
...Why, then, the "Concept of God"? The answer is to be found in the culmination of the entire Hegelian system, "The Philosophy of Absolute Spirit." Only in the light of "absolute Spirit" is anything Hegel says intelligible....in Hegel's view, "absolute Spirit" is in fact to be identified with God and that, therefore, only if Hegel's "Concept of God" is intelligible, will anything Hegel says be intelligible.--From the Introduction