Concordia Theological Monthly

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episcopal, theology, democracy, liberal, science method, theological, england, liberalism anglican, baptists, protestant, capitalism

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The characteristic elements of the thought world during the put 75 years may be reduced to two outstanding and significant movements: science and democracy. Man placed an almost absolute faith in the omnicompetence of science. Science became a cult. The empirical method of science was considered the only means by which truth could be discovered and judged. The "scientific" method attempted to displace revelation; it branded the Scriptural theology as metaphysics and relegated it to the museums; it tended to eliminate the idea of God from human thought and to make man self-sufficient; its astronomical and biological theories questioned the geocentric and anthropocentric view of our universe and challenged Scripture, which assigns to man the central position in God's creation; it reduced the universe to a set of mechanical laws and thereby ruled divine creation and providence out of existence.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars