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The Theological Project of Modernism: Faith and the Conditions of Mineness

Kevin W. Hector


Modernism’s theological project was an attempt to explain two things: (1) how faith might enable persons to experience their lives as hanging together, even in the face of disintegrating forces like injustice, tragedy, and luck; and (2) how one could see such faith, and so a life held together by it, as self-expressive. Modern theologians such as Kant, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Ritschl, and Tillich thus offer accounts (a) of how one’s life would have to hang together such that one could identify with it; (b) of the oppositions which stand in the way of such hanging together; (c) of God as the one ... More

Keywords: mineness, modern theology, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schleiermacher, G.W.F. Hegel, Albrecht Ritschl, Ernst Troeltsch, Paul Tillich

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198722649
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722649.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin W. Hector, author
Associate Professor of Theology and of the Philosophy of Religions, The University of Chicago

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