HARNACK AND TROELTSCH: Two Historical Theologians by Wilhelm Pauck

HARNACK AND TROELTSCH: Two Historical Theologians

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A leading church historian offers in this brief volume two essays on his former teachers, Adolph Harnack and Ernst Troeltsch. The Contributions of both have been minimized in recent years, perhaps because their historical outlook, with its liberalizing non-dogmatic consequences has been antithetical to the general outlook of neo-orthodoxy. Professor Pauck summarizes compactly their basic positions, and shows how their work, whatever modification it may require today, still created a new theological situation by bringing to bear upon dogma the findings and the outlook of historical scholarship. Each essay gives a brief biographical sketch, a review of each man's work, and an interpretation of his relationship to the theological and historical events of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The author's personal experiences as a student under both men in form the factual material. Highly useful and informative for students of historical theology.

Pub Date: May 9th, 1968
Publisher: Oxford