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Christ without Absolutes: A Study of the Christology of Ernst Troeltsch

Sarah Coakley


Can Christians continue to worship Jesus Christ as the full, final, and ‘absolute’ revelation of God in an age of historical relativism, an expanding universe, and the impinging of other world faiths on Western Culture? To the great German liberal theologian Ernst Troeltsch, the answer was no; but so vehemently negative was the ‘neo-orthodox’ reaction to his viewpoint that, until now, no full exposition of his Christology has been available. This study includes a close analytical account of the nature of Troeltsch's relativism in the light of current debates in the social sciences. It assesses ... More

Keywords: Christians, Jesus Christ, God, relativism, Ernst Troeltsch, Christology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198263746
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Coakley, author
Harvard Divinity School
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