The Christian Faith: Based on Lectures Delivered at the University of Heidelberg in 1912 and 1913

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Religion - 310 pages
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The first English translation of Troeltsch's Glaubenslehre. The first attempt to do systematic theology from a deep Christian commitment with full awareness of Christianity's social and historical relativity.
  

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Contents

1 The Concept of Glaubenslehre and the Task of the Dogmatic System in Relation to the Principles of the Philosophy of Religion
5
2 The Sources of the System
20
3 Revelation and Faith
35
4 Faith and Knowledge Theology and Philosophy
48
5 The Christian Principle and the Organization of Glaubenslehre
58
6 Faith and History
69
7 The Religious Significance of the History of Israel
81
8 The Significance of Jesus for Faith
83
20 The Infinite Value of the Soul
224
21 The Image of God
233
22 Original Sin
237
The Struggle between the Good and Evil Principles in the History of the Human Race
249
24 The Place of the Concept of Redemption in the System
256
25 Development and Redemption
261
26 Redemption from Sin Guilt and Moral Impotence
262
Grace and Rebirth
266

9 The Religious Significance of the History of Christianity as the Development of Revelation
97
10 The Doctrine of the Trinity as the Link between the Historical and the Religious Elements in Christianity
100
11 The Place of the Concept of God in the System
107
12 God as Will and Essence
115
13 The Holiness of God
148
14 God as Love
170
15 The Place of the Concept of the World in the System
191
16 The Concept of Creation
194
17 The Divine WorldGovernance
200
18 The Inner Life of God or Miracle
210
19 The Place of Anthropology in the System
220
28 The Connection between Redemption and the Historical Personality of Jesus Christ and the Accomplishment of Redemption Through the Work of...
270
29 Religious Community or the Kingdom of God
286
30 The Church
288
31 The Word as the Means of Grace
291
32 The Sacraments and the Cultus
293
33 The Task of Missions
294
34 The Place of Eschatology in the System
296
35 The Essence of the Consummation
298
36 The Universality and Particularity of Grace
299
Index
301
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Page xix - Wayne A. Meeks, The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983).
Page xxiii - Ernst Troeltsch and the Possibility of a Historical Theology," in Clayton, ed., Ernst Troeltsch and the Future of Theology, pp.

About the author (1991)

Ernst Troeltsch (1865-1923) was a German Protestant theologian whose most famous contributions were in theology, social ethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of history, and sociology of religion. His writings include The Christian Faith and The Absoluteness of Christianity and the History of Religions.

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