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Enlightened MonksThe German Benedictines 1740-1803$
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Ulrich L. Lehner

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199595129

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595129.001.0001

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The Challenge of a New Theology

The Challenge of a New Theology

(p.204) 10 The Challenge of a New Theology
Enlightened Monks

Ulrich L. Lehner

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the challenges to 18th century theology, particularly when it came to questions concerning Church hierarchy, revelation and morality, and how the Benedictines attempted to answer them. The reform theologians stressed an anthropological grounding of their theological enterprises, loathed scholasticism, and emphasized the study of scripture and good homiletics. Catholic sovereigns also supported these reforms because they promised not only a spiritual renewal but also a means to more effectively control their subjects, including monks.

Keywords:   anti‐scholasticism, anthropology, revelation, moral theology, dogmatic theology, sacred scripture, Bible

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