Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany: From F.C. Baur to Ernst Troeltsch (Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology)

Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany: From F.C. Baur to Ernst Troeltsch (Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology)

Johannes Zachhuber


This learn describes the beginning, improvement, and obstacle of the German nineteenth-century venture of theology as technological know-how. Its narrative is targeted at the most important theological colleges in this interval, the Tubingen university and the Ritschl college. Their paintings emerges as a grand try and synthesize ancient and systematic theology in the dual paradigms of historicism and German Idealism. carrying out aspect with the theological, old and philosophical scholarship of the story's protagonists, Johannes Zachhuber reconstructs the foundation of this scholarship as a deep trust within the eventual harmony of human wisdom. This idealism clashed with the historicist ideas underlying a lot of the scholars' real learn. the strain among those paradigms ran throughout the whole interval and eventually ended in the disintegration of the undertaking on the finish of the century.

Drawing on a wealth of basic resources, lots of that have by no means been utilized in English conversing scholarship prior to, Zachhuber embeds the basically theological tale he provides inside of broader highbrow advancements in 19th century Germany. despite its eventual failure, the venture of theology as technology in 19th century Germany is the following defined as a paradigmatic highbrow endeavour of ecu modernity with far-reaching importance past the confines of a unmarried educational self-discipline.

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