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The Nature of Troeltsch’s Relativism

Sarah Coakley

in Christ without Absolutes

Published in print November 1994 | ISBN: 9780198263746
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263746.003.0002

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

The Nature of Troeltsch’s Relativism

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This chapter provides an analytical account of the nature of Troeltsch's relativism. It analyses with precision the full development of his thinking on relativism, enabling one to see how his own position changed over time, and how it compares with various forms of relativism being canvassed today in a different philosophical milieu. The chapter delineates the precise nature of Troeltsch's position, and uses this scheme to judge the nature and coherence of the claims canvassed by Troeltsch at different times.

Keywords: historical relativism; Christian belief; Historismus; Christology

Chapter.  16836 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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