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The Christian Faith
- Schleiermacher’s Distressing Letter To His Father : September 1, 2016
The young Friedrich Schleiermacher wrote a “distressing letter” to his father to confess that he no longer affirmed Christian doctrines that his father believed were necessary to obtain salvation: namely, vicarious atonement and the deity of Jesus Christ. The distressing letter, as Schleiermacher titled it, is an icon of de-conversion, especially […]
- Barth vs Bultmann: The Myth of the Whale and the Elephant : June 6, 2015
Karl Barth and Rudolf Bultmann were once friends, believe it or not, before theology tore their friendship apart. It is rumored that Karl Barth abandoned his Church Dogmatics due exasperation caused by rising interest in Rudolf Bultmann despite Barth triumphantly overcoming his ‘friend-turned-enemy’ in his magnum opus. Barth grew exasperated with Bultmann’s […]
- Jürgen Moltmann’s Theological Method is Curiosity : January 9, 2015
Andes near Alparmarca, Peru (source: wikipedia)
What is Jürgen Moltmann’s theological method? He says it is Curiosity!
In the following quotation from the Jurgen Moltmann: Collected Reader, he explains that he is his own theological method, such that theology is a ‘journey of exploration’ and that curiosity is his theological virtue, allowing him to identify […]
- C.H. Dodd vs Michael Horton on Plenary Verbal Inspiration : December 19, 2014
Michael Horton’s The Christian Faith and C.H. Dodd’s The Authority of the Bible
The following is a debate been Michael Horton and C.H. Dodd on Plenary Verbal Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures.
In Michael Horton’s The Christian Faith, he perceives B.B. Warfield’s The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible as the undisputed champion of the […]
- John Calvin’s Proof for Satan’s Existence : October 22, 2012
Illustration of the Devil in the Codex Gigas, Early 13th CenturyJohn Calvin’s proof for the existence of Satan in Institutes 1.14.17-18 continues to be useful, so I’m providing an extended quotation of the sections where his proof is easily summarized. Too often, people have a Manichaeistic or Dualistic view of […]
- Abraham Kuyper on Hegel, Schleiermacher and Natural Theology : June 22, 2012
Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920) was a Dutch Reformed Theologian and Political, and in his massive three-volume Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology, I’ve quoted Kuyper’s assessment of Hegel and Schleiermacher in regards to Natural Revelation. Beginning with the introduction in John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, the Reformed Church has defined its epistemology […]
- Friedrich Schleiermacher’s The Life of Jesus : May 30, 2012
Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) is arguably the most famous and influential Liberal Protestant Theologian, and the influence of his Systematic Theology The Christian Faith cannot be understated. Schleiermacher’s On Religion was a wild success and is still read in many universities as an excellent introduction to his ideas, which was birthed out of lectures and discussions […]
- Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Der Christliche Glaube (The Christian Faith) : October 31, 2011
Oh, Schleiermacher! The most influential theologian of the last three hundred years, but who knows him by name? How do I begin to talk about Schleiermacher and what may I say? The place to begin is Friedrich Schleiermacher's magnum opus, "Der Christlic...