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Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany: From F.C. Baur to Ernst Troeltsch

Johannes Zachhuber


The book describes the origin, development, and crisis of the German nineteenth-century project of theology as science. Its narrative is focused on the two predominant theological schools during this period, the Tübingen School and the Ritschl School. Their work emerges as a grand attempt to synthesize historical and systematic theology within the twin paradigms of historicism and German Idealism. Engaging in detail with the theological, historical, and philosophical scholarship of the story’s protagonists (F. C. Baur, D. Strauss, E. Zeller, A. Ritschl), the author reconstructs as its basis a ... More

Keywords: Tübingen School, Ritschl School, historicism, Wissenschaft, idealism, F. C. Baur, A. Ritschl, D. Strauss, A. Harnack, E. Troeltsch

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641918
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641918.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johannes Zachhuber, author
Reader of Theology, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford