Conclusions: The Legacy of Troeltsch’s 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

Conclusions: The Legacy of Troeltsch’s Christology

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This chapter assembles the various conclusions of this study and indicates a little more fully what it takes to be the possible positive implications of Troeltsch's example for Christology today. This is different from reaching ‘a terminal point in the history of theology from which there could be no further progress’, or simply marking the final ‘collapse of the Liberal Christology’ in the tradition of the Ritschlian school. Rather, this work has argued that Troeltsch sowed the seeds of something much more constructive than he probably even realized himself. In a different time and social setting, but now with infinitely richer and broader resources from the social sciences to hand, the challenge remains to implement such a Christology for today.

Keywords: Ritschlianism; Troeltsch; Christianity; Jesus; revelation

Chapter.  3943 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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