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The German Roots of Nineteenth-Century American Theology
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The German Roots of Nineteenth-Century American Theology

Annette G. Aubert


This book explores the influences of German theology—especially mediating theology, or Vermittlungstheologie—Friedrich Schleiermacher, and Ernst Hengstenberg on nineteenth-century Reformed theology in the United States. It pays particular attention to theological method and the doctrine of atonement in light of modernism and scientific theories. It examines German influences on the Mercersburg theologian Emanuel Vogel Gerhart (1817–1904) and Princeton’s Charles Hodge (1797–1878), and shows how they engaged with the ideas of their German counterparts to reformulate existing theological definiti ... More

Keywords: Enlightenment, modernism, mediating theology, theological method, scientific theology, atonement theology, transatlantic perspective, Reformed theologies, German theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199915323
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915323.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annette G. Aubert, author
The Craig Center