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Continuing the Reformation : Essays on Modern Religious Thought - B. A. Gerrish

Continuing the Reformation

Essays on Modern Religious Thought

Paperback Published: 15th January 1994
ISBN: 9780226288710
Number Of Pages: 296

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Modern Christian religious thought, B. A. Gerrish argues, has constantly revised the inherited faith. In these twelve essays, written or published in the 1980s, one of the most distinguished historical theologians of our time examines the changes that occurred as the Catholic tradition gave way to the Reformation and an interest in the phenomenon of believing replaced adherence to unchanging dogma.
Gerrish devotes three essays to each of four topics: Martin Luther and the Reformation; religious belief and the Age of Reason; Friedrich Schleiermacher and the renewal of Protestant theology; and Schleiermacher's disciple Ernst Troeltsch, for whom the theological task was to give a rigorous account of the faith prevailing in a particular religious community at a particular time. Gerrish shows how faith itself has become a primary object of inquiry, not only in the newly emerging philosophy of religion but also in a new style of church theology which no longer assumes that faith rests on immutable dogmas. For Gerrish, the new theology of Protestant liberalism takes for its primary object of inquiry the changing forms of the religious life. This important book will interest scholars of systematic Christian theology, modern intellectual and cultural history, and the history and philosophy of religion.

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Reformation
The Chief Article—Then and Now
Doctor Martin Luther: Subjectivity and Doctrine in the Luthern Reformation
Discerning the Body: Sign and Reality in Luther's Controversy with the Swiss
The Age of Reason
Faith and Existence in the Philosophy of F. H. Jacobi
The Secret Religion of Germany: Christian Piety and the Pantheism Controversy
Practical Belief: Friedrich Karl Forberg and the Fictionalist View of Religious Language
Schleiermacher
Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834)
From Calvin to Schleiermacher: The Theme and the Shape of Christian Dogmatics
Nature and the Theater of Redemption: Schleiermacher on Christian Dogmatics and the Creation Story
Ernst Troeltsch
Protestantism and Progress: An Anglo-Saxon View of Troeltsch
From Dogmatik to Glaubenslehre: A Paradigm Change in Modern Theology?
Index
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ISBN: 9780226288710
ISBN-10: 0226288714
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 15th January 1994
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2