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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'.
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About the Author
Leonard S. Smith is Emeritus Professor of History at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California.
Table of Contents
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
Name Index 287