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History of Christian Dogma: by Ferdinand Christian Baur

Peter C. Hodgson


This book is a translation of Ferdinand Christian Baur’s Lehrbuch der christlichen Dogmengeschichte, 2nd edn, 1858. The Lehrbuch, which Baur himself prepared, summarizes in 396 pages his lectures on the history of Christian dogma, published after his death, in four volumes. Baur, professor of theology at the University of Tübingen from 1826 to 1860, brilliantly applied Hegelian categories to his historical studies in New Testament, church history, and history of Christian dogma. “Dogma” for him is the rational articulation of the Christian “idea” or principle—the idea that God and humanity are ... More

Keywords: Ferdinand Christian Baur, dogma, doctrine, Christian idea, divine–human unity, reconciliation, subjectivity, objectivity, nineteenth-century theology

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198719250
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter C. Hodgson, editor
Emeritus Professor of Theology, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University

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History of Christian Dogma

Part 1 From the Apostolic Age to the Council of Nicaea

Part 2 From the Council of Nicaea to the End of the Sixth Century

Second Major Period

Part 1 From the Beginning of the Seventh Century, or Gregory I, to the Beginning of Scholasticism, or Anselm of Canterbury

Part 2 From the Beginning of Scholasticism to the Reformation

Third Major Period

Part 1 From the Reformation to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century

Part 2 From the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century to the Most Recent Times

End Matter