Concordia Theological Monthly

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historical, wrede, faith, messianic, theological historicism, resurrection, schweitzer, dogma, harnack

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Our theme, the crisis of theological historicism, is to be taken in a double sense. In the first place, I am thinking of the crisis which the historical approach has precipitated in theology and, in the second place, of the problems created by a consistent application of the historical method in historical research itself. As we shall see, both are related. To limit the theme, I shall confine myself to the questions connected with New Testament exegesis. However, a contest fought out in this arena will naturally have far-reaching consequences for the total understanding of theology.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Matthew 10:23; Luke 24:13 ff; Romans 1:4; John 16:12 ff; 1 Corinthians 15:15; Hebrews 13:8;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars