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Christ without Absolutes: A Study of the Christology of Ernst Troeltsch

Sarah Coakley

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263746
eISBN:
9780191682643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263746.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Can Christians continue to worship Jesus Christ as the full, final, and ‘absolute’ revelation of God in an age of historical relativism, an expanding universe, and the impinging of other world faiths ... More


Ernst Troeltsch and Liberal Theology: Religion and Cultural Synthesis in Wilhelmine Germany

Mark Chapman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246427
eISBN:
9780191697593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246427.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This book discusses the ethical implications of German liberal theology in the early years of the 20th century. It seeks to understand a much neglected period on its own terms. The leading figure, ... More


Introduction

Sarah Coakley

in Christ without Absolutes: A Study of the Christology of Ernst Troeltsch

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263746
eISBN:
9780191682643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263746.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The problem of Christian faith's relation to history is a profound one which exercises all thinking Christian believers. However, the issues at stake are complex. There is of course the perennial ... More


Joachim Wach between the George Circle and Weber’s Typology of Religious Communities

Hans G. Kippenberg

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Kippenberg explores the differing contexts within which Joachim Wach’s thought has been situated: those of Max Weber and the George Circle. Kippenberg demonstrates the ambiguous relationship of Wach ... More


Critical History and the Supernatural

C. Stephen Evans

in The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263975
eISBN:
9780191600579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019826397X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A variation on the epistemological objection to special acts of God (miracles) investigated in the previous chapter is the claim that such acts cannot be recognized by anyone who is committed to ... More


Calvin in the Plural: The Diversity of Modern Interpretations of Calvinism, Especially in Germany and the English-Speaking World

Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, Irena Backus, and Susanna Gebhardt

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

While confessional hostility between Lutherans and Calvinists marked German history from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth century, reflection about the distinguishing characteristics of these ... More


Weimar Philosophy and the Crisis of Historical Thinking

Charles Bambach

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the philosophy of history and the so-called crisis of historicism. For proponents of the Weimar “crisis theology,” the breakdown of historical norms and values had led to a ... More


Revelation: Correlative Concept

Paul M. Collins

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East: Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270324
eISBN:
9780191683985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270324.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the Church Dogmatics, ‘revelation’ plays a central role owing to Karl Barth's endeavour to provide answers to the epistemological problematic arising from the Enlightenment and from the ... More


The Self-Questioning of Early Modern Religiosity?

Kaspar Von Greyerz and Thomas Dunlap

in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327656
eISBN:
9780199851478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327656.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The chapter describes the dynamic contained in the early modern religiosity that brought about the gradual relativization of religion's central place in social life. The author discusses how Max ... More


Felix Rachfahl's Reply to Weber, 1910: From the Internationale Wochenschrift für Wissenschaft, Kunst und Technik, 1910 4th quarter, pp. 689–794

in The Protestant Ethic Debate: Max Weber's Replies to His Critics, 1907-1910

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239765
eISBN:
9781846313868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239765.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter contains a summary of Rachfahl's reply to Weber's refute to Rachfahl's review of The Protestant Ethic. The summary talks about Rachfahl's insistence that Weber and Troeltsch borrowed ... More


Theology in 1914

Mark D. Chapman

in Ernst Troeltsch and Liberal Theology: Religion and Cultural Synthesis in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246427
eISBN:
9780191697593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246427.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to offer an interpretation of the liberal theology of Wilhelmine Germany focusing on its public profile and engagement with the broader ... More


The Historical Method in Debate

Mark D. Chapman

in Ernst Troeltsch and Liberal Theology: Religion and Cultural Synthesis in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246427
eISBN:
9780191697593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246427.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter analyses German Protestant theologian Ernst Troeltsch's early studies concerning the connection between history and religion and his role in the formulation of a systematic theology of ... More


Kant, Materialism, and Theology

Mark D. Chapman

in Ernst Troeltsch and Liberal Theology: Religion and Cultural Synthesis in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246427
eISBN:
9780191697593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246427.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter examines how the disputes which dominated the theological arena in Germany were mirrored in the philosophical debates with which many theologians were occupied in the first decades of ... More


Struggles over Epistemology: The Religious A Priori

Mark D. Chapman

in Ernst Troeltsch and Liberal Theology: Religion and Cultural Synthesis in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246427
eISBN:
9780191697593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246427.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the use of Kantian philosophy in theology which took hold with the revived interest in things Kantian in Germany following the centenary of 1904. The principal theme that ... More


Re-Establishing the Unified Vision: Troeltsch's Ethical Theology

Mark D. Chapman

in Ernst Troeltsch and Liberal Theology: Religion and Cultural Synthesis in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246427
eISBN:
9780191697593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246427.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter examines how Ernst Troeltsch developed a fully-fledged ethical theology as he sought to add an historical perspective on his philosophy of religion and history. Troeltsch had always ... More


Troeltsch's Constructive Ethics

Mark D. Chapman

in Ernst Troeltsch and Liberal Theology: Religion and Cultural Synthesis in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246427
eISBN:
9780191697593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246427.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Ernst Troeltsch's attempt to realize his ethical theology in the context of an increasingly fragmented and dismembered society. It details how Troeltsch created a new ... More


Conclusions: The Legacy of Troeltsch’s Christology

Sarah Coakley

in Christ without Absolutes: A Study of the Christology of Ernst Troeltsch

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263746
eISBN:
9780191682643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263746.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter assembles the various conclusions of this study and indicates a little more fully what it takes to be the possible positive implications of Troeltsch's example for Christology today. ... More


Troeltsch's Eschatological Absolute

Evan F. Kuehn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197506653
eISBN:
9780197506684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197506653.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This study argues that the core of Ernst Troeltsch’s theological project is an eschatological conception of the Absolute. Troeltsch developed his idea of the Absolute from post-Kantian religious and ... More


The Theological Project of Modernism: Faith and the Conditions of Mineness

Kevin W. Hector

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198722649
eISBN:
9780191789342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722649.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Modernism’s theological project was an attempt to explain two things: (1) how faith might enable persons to experience their lives as hanging together, even in the face of disintegrating forces like ... More


The Historical-Critical Reading of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.

in The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863006
eISBN:
9780199979967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863006.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The jointly authored introduction defines biblical criticism (or the historical-critical method) broadly as the process of establishing the original, contextual meaning of biblical texts and of ... More


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