Troeltsch on the Historical Jesus

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 on the Historical Jesus

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This chapter examines the mature Christology of the Glaubenslehre. This Christology can be conveniently considered under two headings. The discussion concentrates first on the place that the historical Jesus holds in Troeltsch's position, and gives predominant place to reflection on the 1911 lecture ‘The Significance of the Historical Existence of Jesus for Faith’. It is characteristic of Troeltsch's mature Christology to insist that the historical Jesus is indeed of some importance for faith, and this reveals the ‘realist’ streak in his Christology, his demand that Christology be in some sense grounded, at least, in verifiable facts about Jesus of Nazareth.

Keywords: Glaubenslehre; Jesus; Christology; historical Jesus

Chapter.  12161 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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