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Troeltsch on God, Redemption, and Revelation

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/9780198263746.003.0004

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Troeltsch on God, Redemption, and Revelation

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From the previous chapter, it becomes possible to see how relativism, the dominating intellectual interest of Troeltsch's career, was set to be a highly significant factor in his rejection of ‘incarnational’ Christology. This chapter helps to explain this rejection. It describes those aspects of his doctrines of God, redemption, and revelation which help to explain his rejection of an incarnational Christology. The chapter concentrates on showing how Troeltsch's metaphysic of history is expanded into the language of Christian dogmatic theology, and then how Troeltsch uses it to do much of the work that more traditional theologians would ascribe to the doctrine of Christ.

Keywords: redemption; systematic theology; incarnation; Christology; Glaubenslehre; dogmatic theology

Chapter.  9977 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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