Chapter

Theology Within the Limits of Experience Alone

William J. Abraham

in Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780199250035
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600388 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199250030.003.0010
 Theology Within the Limits of Experience Alone

Show Summary Details

Preview

Once the Church had privileged epistemology over its canonical heritage, its theologians were drawn inescapably into solving problems in the epistemology of theology and into developing fitting material theological proposals. Schleiermacher, the founder of Liberal Protestantism, opted for religious experience as the foundation of faith and allowed only that which could be grounded in the religious affections. He rejected the Old Testament canon and reworked the conception of the New Testament canon as a norm of Christian identity. The doctrine of the Trinity became strictly optional.

Keywords: Liberal Protestantism; New Testament canon; norm of identity; Old Testament canon; religious affections; religious experience; Trinity

Chapter.  15145 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.