Ernst Troeltsch and the Future of Theology by John ClaytonErnst Troeltsch and the Future of Theology by John Clayton

Ernst Troeltsch and the Future of Theology

EditorJohn Clayton

Paperback | February 5, 2009

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A reassessment of the theology of the German Protestant theologian, Ernst Troeltsch (1865-1923) and of his significance for contemporary theology. The six papers here presented were originally delivered at an international colloquium on Troeltsch held at the University of Lancaster. The contributors focus on the fundamental issues raised by Troeltsch which remain central to theology today and seek to engage him as a discussion partner in a continuing debate. Troeltsch has been unduly neglected as a theologian, a fact which is due partly to the dominance of the 'dialectical' theology of Barth and Bultmann in Germany after the First World War. This book seeks to remedy this state of affairs by dealing critically with Troeltsch's theology as well as constructively with the issues. The papers fall into three groups: in the first Troeltsch is considered as a Christian theologian; in the second are studied the possibilities of systematic and historical theology along Troeltschian lines; in the third the questions of what makes Christianity Christian and of Christian claims to exclusive truth are examined in the light of Troeltsch's work. Each of the contributors is a noted Troeltsch scholar and the book contains an extensive bibliography, which adds to its usefulness to students and scholars alike.
Title:Ernst Troeltsch and the Future of TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.51 inPublished:February 5, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521100909

ISBN - 13:9780521100908


Table of Contents

Part I: 1. Ernst Troeltsch's intellectual development Hans-Georg Drescher; 2. Ernst Troeltsch and the dialectical theology Robert Morgan; Part II: 3. Ernst Troeltsch and the possibility of a systematic theology A. O. Dyson; 4. Ernst Troeltsch and the possibility of a historical theology B. A. Gerrish; Part III. 5. Ernst Troeltsch and Christianity's essence S. W. Sykes; 6. Ernst Troeltsch and the end of the problem about other religions Michael Pye.