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Autor: Echol Jr. Nix
ISBN-13: 9781433108372
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 247
Gewicht: 475 g
Format: 231x156x22 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Ernst Troeltsch and Comparative Theology

300, American University Studies Series 7: Theology and Religion
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Echol Nix, Jr. is Assistant Professor of religion at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He teaches in the areas of religion and theology and holds degrees from Morehouse College, Vanderbilt University, and Boston University.
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Ernst Troeltsch and Comparative Theology examines the methodological attempts of Ernst Troeltsch and Robert Neville for discerning Christian normativity. The investigation of Troeltsch focuses on his treatment of the absoluteness of Christianity and highlights the crisis brought upon absolute religious claims by the study of the history of religions. By rejecting both the supernatural-exclusive apologetic of orthodox Protestantism and the evolutionary apologetic of liberal Protestantism, Troeltsch insists that theology's method should be the history of religions' method (die religionsgeschichtliche Methode). Like Troeltsch, Neville agrees with historical inquiries, but, contrary to Troeltsch, Neville advances an axiological hypothesis to thinking, which is founded in valuation. Neville explains the role of valuation at the imaginative level of thinking and relates it to his theory of normative truth in religious symbols. This study shows that Neville begins with Troeltsch's methodological presuppositions but achieves more normative theology than Troeltsch, especially on ways in which God is engaged in symbolically shaped thinking and practice. Both thinkers offer creative insights for theology that make possible a critical comparison of truth claims regarding the validity of Christianity in and for a historically conscious age.
Autor: Echol Jr. Nix
Echol Nix, Jr. is Assistant Professor of religion at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He teaches in the areas of religion and theology and holds degrees from Morehouse College, Vanderbilt University, and Boston University.

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Autor: Echol Jr. Nix
ISBN-13 :: 9781433108372
ISBN: 1433108372
Erscheinungsjahr: 19.07.2010
Verlag: Lang, Peter
Gewicht: 475g
Seiten: 247
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 231x156x22 mm

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