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Dissociation of Sensibility

ANDREW LOUTH

in Discerning the Mystery

Published in print October 1989 | ISBN: 9780198261964
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682261 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261964.003.0001

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Dissociation of Sensibility

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This chapter presents an essay on the so-called ‘dissociation of sensibility’ in theology during the Enlightenment period. It suggests that in comparison to the scientific, cultural, and intellectual sectors, the divisions in theology brought about the Enlightenment were much deeper, and it can even be argued that it is the collapse of the centre in theology that caused the cultural divisions. The division in theology may be attributed to the increased specialization in this field and to the remoteness of theologians from the Church and the believing Christian.

Keywords: Enlightenment; theology; dissociation of sensibility; spirituality; theologians; Church; Christians

Chapter.  6683 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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