Trumpet of the Last Judgment Against Hegel, the Atheist and Antichrist an Ultimatum

Author: Stepelevich, Lawrence
Bauer, Bruno
Translation of Bauer's Posaune des jüngsten Gerichts über Hegel, den Atheisten und Antichristen, an excellent example of the type of writing that characterized the radical school of Hegelianism in the late 1830s and 1840s in that it mirrors the arguments and irritable temper of both the liberal Hegelians and their conservative opponents during the period between the French Revolution of 1830 and the general revolutions of 1848. As David McClellan has noted, the Trumpet is "the locus classicus for the Young Hegelian view of Hegel, and a small masterpiece of their style of writing." As such, it is an excellent "period piece" that can enhance an appreciation of the Hegelian involvement in the theological and philosophical argumentation that characterized the German Vormärz.


". . . although Bauer was one of the most important of Hegel's early followers and a mentor of Marx, only two of his minor works have been translated . . . . preceded by a 56-page introduction on the life and work of Bauer." - Albion

". . . a characteristic piece of its period and displays Bauer's command of theological and biblical questions. Bauer wrote this work anonymously in the guise of an orthodox theologian to show that Hegelian reason and Christian faith were mutually exclusive. All are indebted to the translator for making this work available to English readers." E. Earle Ellis in Southwestern Journal of Theology