Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University by Thomas Albert HowardProtestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University by Thomas Albert Howard

Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University

byThomas Albert Howard

Paperback | April 5, 2009

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In shaping the modern academy and in setting the agenda of modern Christian theology, few institutions have been as influential as the German universities of the nineteenth century. This book examines the rise of the modern German university from the standpoint of the Protestant theologicalfaculty, focusing especially on the University of Berlin (1810), Prussia's flagship university in the nineteenth century. In contradistinction to historians of modern higher education who often overlook theology, and to theologians who are frequently inattentive to the social and institutionalcontexts of religious thought, Thomas Albert Howard argues that modern university development and the trajectory of modern Protestant theology in Germany should be understood as interrelated phenomena.
Thomas Albert Howard currently holds the Stephen Phillips Chair in history and is director of the Jerusalem and Athens Forum at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusettes. He is the author of Religion and the Rise of Historicism and Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University, winner of the Lilly Fellows Program B...
Title:Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German UniversityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:April 5, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction1. Theology, Modernity, and the German University2. On the State and Modern Science `in the German sense'3. Plan of Study4. Broader Considerations, or `the Pathos of Modern Theology'II. Sacra Facultas and the Coming of German ModernityIntroduction5. The Medieval Legacy6. Humanism, the Reformation, and the Universities7. The Eighteenth Century: Decline and Critique8. The Way Forward: Halle and Gottingen9. `Torchbearer or Trainbearer?' The Faculties and Immanuel KantIII. Wissenschaft, and the Founding of the University of BerlinIntroduction10. Revolutionary Times and the Ascendancy of Wissenschaft11. `A New Creation'12. Theology and the Idea of the University13. Early Operations: Berlin's Theological Faculty, 1810-181914. `Renewing Protestantism': Schleiermacher and the Challenge of Modern Theological EducationIV. An Erastian Modernity? Church, State, and Education in Early Nineteenth-Century PrussiaIntroduction15. Church and State before 180616. 1806 and the Prussian Kultusministerium17. `A Realm of the Intelligence': Minister Altenstein and his LegacyV. Theologia between Science and the StateIntroduction18. Historical Trends and Developments, 1810-191819. The Rise and Fall of `Theological Encyclopedia'20. History, Commemoration, and University21. `The Age of German Footnotes': Visitors from Abroad, Admirers from Afar22. `The Crisis of the Theological Faculty': Lagarde, Overbeck, and HarnackConclusion: Janus Gazing

Editorial Reviews

"This is a carefully organized, clearly written study. Using a wide range of primary sources and citing historical studies from the nineteenth century to the present, it provides insights into the intellectual context of German theology in the nineteenth century. It is a nice example of thebenefits of drawing together two areas of study that otherwise go their separate ways." --Darrell Jodock, Lutheran Quarterly