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The Infection of German Idealism

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0038
The Infection of German Idealism

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Chapter thirty-eight treats the threat of German Idealist thought as it came to influence the thinking of those who considered themselves part of the Reformed tradition. Particularly important in this regard stand: John Williamson Nevin, Charles Finney, and Horace Bushnell. Hodge considered each of these men as dangerous threats to traditional Reformed orthodoxy as they spread their own versions of the redemptive power of human moral intuition.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; John Williamson Nevin; Charles Finney; Horace Bushnell; Mercersburg Theology; Oberlin Theology; moral intuition; German Idealism; Lectures on Systematic Theology; Samuel Coleridge; Philip Schaff; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Over Soul; Johann Neander; Christian Nurture; biblical language; Atonement; Augustine; revivalism

Chapter.  4450 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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