Archives for February 2, 2012

Finding roots and gems in old theologies

For the past month I've been immersed in nineteenth century theology: Schleiermacher, Kierkegaard, Ritschl, Hodge, Catholic Modernism (Blondel, Loisy, Tyrrell), Troeltsch, Dorner, Bushnell. It isn't the first time, but this time I'm reading more primary texts and writing about these almost forgotten theologians.One thing I'm finding confirmed is my long-standing opinion that there's really nothing new in "contemporary theology." That's one reason I chose historical theology as my primary … [Read more...]