The Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth-Century Theology
April 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
Representing the most up-to-date theological research, this new reference work offers an engaging and illuminating overview of a period whose forceful ideas continue to live on in contemporary theology
A new reference work providing a comprehensive account of the most significant theological figures and developments of thought that emerged in Europe and America during the nineteenth century
Brings together newly-commissioned research from prominent international Biblical scholars, historians, and theologians, covering the key thinkers, confessional traditions, and major religious movements of the period
Ensures a balanced, ecumenical viewpoint, with essays covering Catholic, Russian, and Protestant theologies
Includes analysis of such prominent thinkers as Kant and Kierkegaard, the influence and authority of Darwin and the natural sciences on theology, and debates the role and enduring influence of the nineteenth century “anti-theologians”
Part I: Key Thinkers and Their Influence.
1. Kant (Nicholas Adams, University of Edinburgh).
2. Schleiermacher (Christine Helmer, Northwestern University).
3. Hegel (David Fergusson, University of Edinburgh).
4. Coleridge (Stephen R. Holmes, University of St. Andrews).
5. Kierkegaard (David R. Law, University of Manchester).
6. Newman (Frank M. Turner, Yale University).
Part II: Trends and Movements.
7. Natural Science and Theology (James C. Livingston, College of William and Mary).
8. Romanticism and Pantheism (Julia A. Lamm, Georgetown University).
9. Roman Catholic Theology: Tübingen (Bradford E. Hinze, Fordham University).
10. Russian Theology (Olga Nesmiyanova, Saint-Petersburg School of Religion and Philosophy).
11. Evangelicalism (David W. Bebbington, University of Stirling).
12. Kenotic Christology (David R. Law, University of Manchester).
13. Mediating Anglicanism: Maurice, Gore, and Temple (Ulrike Link-Wieczorek, University of Oldenburg).
14. Mediating Theology in Germany (Matthias Gockel, University of Jena).
15. America: Confessional Theologies (James D. Bratt, Calvin College).
16. America: Transcendentalism to Social Gospel (Robert W. Jenson, formerly Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton).
17. Reformed Theology in Scotland and the Netherlands (Graham McFarlane, London School of Theology).
18. Neo-Scholasticism (Ralph Del Colle, Marquette University).
19. The Bible and Literary Interpretation (Stephen Prickett, University of Glasgow).
20. Skeptics and Anti-Theologians (George Pattison, University of Oxford).
21. History of Religion School (Mark D. Chapman, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford).
22. The Bible and Theology (John W. Rogerson, University of Sheffield).
23. Liberal Theology in Germany (Christine Axt-Piscalar, Georg-August University of Göttingen).
24. Catholic Modernism (Gerard Loughlin, Durham University).
"This is a magnificent book . . . Within the confines of the space available, the essays are as definitive and comprehensive as they can be, written in many cases by the foremost scholars working on the thinker or theme . . .This, then, is a book to be savoured, wrestled with, and actively used over a long period of time. Let us hope the paperback comes soon. " (Theology, 1 June 2011)
"An excellent collection of essays on a century crucial for modern theological, religious and anti-religious thought."
—Janet Martin Soskice, University of Cambridge
"This latest contribution to the Blackwell Companions to
Religion masterfully summarizes the major trends in
Christian theology during the enormously fertile period stretching
from the Enlightenment to the Social Gospel and Modernism. An
invaluable reference work that tracks developments across
confessions and continents, this volume gives the lie to facile
generalizations about nineteenth-century theology by illustrating
the extraordinary range and depth of Christian thought through a
tumultuous era that was in many respects the crucible for our
—Ian A McFarland, Emory University
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