Religion and the Rise of History: Martin Luther and the Cultural Revolution in Germany, 1760-1810

Religion and the Rise of History: Martin Luther and the Cultural Revolution in Germany, 1760-1810

by Leonard S. Smith

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Religion and the Rise of History: Martin Luther and the Cultural Revolution in Germany, 1760-1810 by Leonard S. Smith

This is the first intellectual history to study the ideal-type of model-building methodology of Otto Hintze (1861-1940) to Western historical thought and to suggest that Martin Luther also held to a way that was deeply incarnational, dynamic, and/or 'in-with-and-under'. This dual vision and 'a Lutheran ethos' strongly influenced Leibniz, Hamann, and Herder, and was therefore a matter of considerable significance for the rise of a distinctly modern form of historical consciousness in Protestant Germany. Smith's essay suggests a new time period for the formative age of modern German thought, culture, and education: 'The Cultural Revolution in Germany'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780227173275
Publisher: Lutterworth Press, The
Publication date: 07/29/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Leonard S. Smith is Emeritus Professor of History at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Abbreviations xvi

1 A Typology of Classical and Christian Historiography 1

2 Martin Luther and the Foundations of a Lutheran Ethos 55

3 Two Forerunners of the Cultural Revolution in Germany and Modern Historical Thought: Leibniz and Chladenius 100

4 The Cultural Revolution in Germany and the Rise of a New Historical Consciousness, 1760-1810 126

5 From a Holy Hieroglyph to a Wissenschaft Alone: History as a Calling and a Profession from Ranke to Hintze 201

Conclusion 253

Bibliography 263

Name Index 287

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