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The absoluteness of Christianity and the relativity of all history

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This chapter starts with the paradox of historicism, which as formulated by Lessing is that the contingent truths of history cannot provide evidence for the necessary truths of reason. Yet Baur tried to bridge this gap by arguing that both absoluteness and relativity can be taken into account by wissenschaftliche Theologie (scientific theology). The chapter argues that tensions were already evident in Baur’s early work on Christian Gnosticism, and became more pronounced in his later writing a...

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10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198798415.001.0001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Oxford college:
Trinity College
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Pages:
287-306
Host title:
Ferdinand Christian Baur and the History of Early Christianity
Chapter number:
12
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2017-03-02
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0198798415
ISBN-13:
9780198798415
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English
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822874
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2021-07-04

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