The Kantian and Lutheran Elements in Ritschl's Conception of God

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byGregory Dexter Walcott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. Kant And Luthee. One does not usually associate Kant and Luther even in thought, nor does one naturally think of an influence exerted by the earlier man upon the later. In the main, this failure to connect the two is justified. Luther was at the head of a great religious movement, while Kant was the beginning of a great philosophical movement. Still further, it is often asserted that much of the scepticism of modern times had its origin in Kant, though he himself expressly asserted his own opposition to scepticism and materialism,1 and his writings show that he had blazed out a path which avoided both of these generally so regarded evils. But there are resemblances between the two men which can not fail to catch the attention of the student of both, and these immediately raise the question as to whether or not Luther exerted any direct influence upon Kant. It was just these resemblances that led to this dissertation, and for the discussion of Ritschl, which is to follow, they need consideration here. Luther inveighed against metaphysics and philosophy. It is true that he sometimes made use of Aristotle, Plato and other philosophers. At times, indeed, he spoke favorably of the schoolmen, as Duns Scotus, but for the most part his attitude was one of hostility, especially when it seemed to him that theology might be unfavorably influenced by the heathenish thoughts. This is particularly apparent in his conception of God as already pointed out. His general attitude might be stated thus: "Away with all metaphysics and metaphysical conceptions of God. The God revealed in Christ is the only God of worth for me!" To quote him briefly: "Theology should be empress, philosophy and other good arts should be her servants; they should not rule and be the 1...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. Kant And Luthee. One does not usually associate Kant and Luther even in thought, nor does one naturally think of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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