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Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University

Thomas Albert Howard


Few institutions have been as influential as the German universities of the 19th century in shaping the modern academy and in setting the agenda of modern Christian theology. This book examines the rise of the modern German university from the standpoint of the Protestant theological faculty, focusing on the University of Berlin (1810), Prussia’s flagship university in the 19th century. In contradistinction to historians of modern higher education who often overlook theology, and to theologians who are frequently inattentive to the social and institutional contexts of religious thought, it is ... More

Keywords: Christian theology, University of Berlin, Prussia, higher education, society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199266852
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199266859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Albert Howard, author
Associate Professor of History, Gordon College, Massachusetts
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