Protestant Theology in the Nineteenth Century: Its Background and History

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Introduction by Colin E. Gunton Interest in Karl Barth is running at unprecedented levels in the English-speaking world, and it is high time that his excellent survey of formative eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Protestant thinkers be made available again to theological students and general readers.Featuring an extensive introduction by Colin E. Gunton that recontextualizes and reintroduces Barth's work for a new generation, this book provides a superb review of the shapers of modern Protestant thought and ...
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Overview

Introduction by Colin E. Gunton Interest in Karl Barth is running at unprecedented levels in the English-speaking world, and it is high time that his excellent survey of formative eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Protestant thinkers be made available again to theological students and general readers.Featuring an extensive introduction by Colin E. Gunton that recontextualizes and reintroduces Barth's work for a new generation, this book provides a superb review of the shapers of modern Protestant thought and practice. Barth offers insightful readings of all the most significant figures of the modern period -- Rousseau, Lessing, Kant, Hegel, Schleiermacher, Feuerbach, Ritschl, and others -- as well as several lesser-known thinkers. Also included here are Barth's preface to the original 1946 German edition and a translation of his hard-to-find essay "On the Task of a History of Modern Protestant Theology."In addition to providing insight into some of the church's seminal theologians, this volume offers an excellent look at Barth himself. In capturing Barth's personal views on doctrine, the church, and intellectual history, the book also provides valuable background reading for those studying Barth's own theology.
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<:st>Previous editions are cited in .Barth (d. 1968, formerly dogmatic theology, U. of Basel, Switzerland) saw this monumental work as incomplete. Yet it offers a substantial treatment of the history of theology and philosophy in German-speaking countries in the 18th and 19th centuries. The first half of the book is devoted to "background" with major sections on Rousseau, Lessing, Kant, Herder, Novalis, and Hegel. The remainder of the book considers 19th-century Protestant thinkers, beginning with Schleiermacher. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802860781
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Meet the Author

(1886—1968) Karl Barth was professor of dogmatic theology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He is considered by some to be the greatest Protestant theologian of the twentieth century and possibly the greatest since the Reformation. Among his most famous works are Church Dogmatics and The Epistle to the Romans.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Complete English Edition
Foreword
Introduction
1 The Task of a History of Modern Protestant Theology 1
2 Man in the Eighteenth Century 19
3 The Problem of Theology in the Eighteenth Century 66
4 Protestant Theology in the Eighteenth Century 122
5 Rousseau 160
6 Lessing 220
7 Kant 252
8 Herder 299
9 Novalis 327
10 Hegel 370
11 Schleiermacher 411
12 Wegscheider 460
13 de Wette 468
14 Marheineke 477
15 Baur 485
16 Tholuck 494
17 Menken 505
18 Feuerbach 520
19 Strauss 527
20 Schweizer 555
21 Dorner 563
22 Muller 574
23 Rothe 583
24 Hofmann 593
25 Beck 602
26 Vilmar 611
27 Kohlbrugge 620
28 Blumhardt 629
29 Ritschl 640
Index of Names 649
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