Against False Apologetics: Wilhelm Herrmann and Ernst Troeltsch in Conflict

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Mohr Siebeck, 1998 - Religion - 233 pages
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"Brent W. Sockness takes as his point of departure the judgment frequently encountered in twentieth-century theological literature that the last great German liberal Protestant systematic theologians prior to the rise of dialectical theology, Wilhelm Herrmann (1846-1922) and Ernst Troeltsch (1865-1923), represent antithetical and paradigmatic alternatives in modern Christian theology. Going beyond the usual 'explanations' which invoke abstract allegiances (Kant vs. Schleiermacher, Marburg vs. Heidelberg neo-Kantianism, Ritschlianism vs. the History-of-Religions School), the author undertakes an exhaustive analysis of the nearly thirty years of mutual commentary, critique, and polemic which transpired between Herrmann and Troeltsch in both published and unpublished sources. Sockness charts the contours of their relations from their first encounters among the 'Friends of the Christian World,' through their increasingly hostile exchanges in the first decade of the century, to their personal reconciliation after the War."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Contents

First Impressions
19
A Mixed Review
28
Increasing Distance
41
Breach and Bitterness
75
Reverberations and Digressions
86
First Impressions
97
A Mixed Review
123
Increasing Perplexity
146
A Theological Halfway House Herrmanns Place
170
The Aftermath
187
False Apologetics and Modernity
199
Bibliography 219
221
Name Index
229
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