On Metacrock's Blog today Liberal Theology Part 2

On Metarock's blog doing a series on liberal theology and how to distinguish it from other kinds, Informative not arguig for either side.



Ritschl was in line with Schleiermacher's thinking, he believed religion was primarily a matter of revelation and personal experience. He worked agaisnt Hegel and his ilk in ridding theology of speculative metaphysics and philosophical frameworks. This puts him in line with Schleiermacher since Hegel hated Schleiermacher (the two had been class mates in college) and Schleiermacher's feeling of utter dependence worked directly against Hegel's notions of philosophical speculation. Ritschl sees theology as practical and not speculative. He grounds his inquiry in historical criticism and history, and in the revelation of God through Jesus Christ.

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