Troeltsch and the ‘Cumulative Case’ against Incarnational Christology

Sarah Coakley

in Christ without Absolutes

Published in print November 1994 | ISBN: 9780198263746
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682643 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Troeltsch and the ‘Cumulative Case’ against Incarnational Christology

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This chapter evaluates the full range of reasons which compelled Troeltsch to reject incarnational Christology. His arguments against incarnational Christology are somewhat scattered among his theological writings. The discussion arranges his reasons into a ‘cumulative case’. This case is divided into three parts: first, the arguments that spring from Troeltsch's commitment to Historismus; second, the points emerging from his doctrines of God, redemption, and revelation; and third, difficulties arising directly from Christological reflection.

Keywords: incarnation; relativism; theology; Trinity; Historismus; perspectivism

Chapter.  13878 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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