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The Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth-Century Theology

The Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth-Century Theology

David Fergusson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31998-9

Mar 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

552 pages



Bringing together a collection of essays by prominent scholars, The Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth Century Theology presents a comprehensive account of the most significant theological figures, movements, and developments of thought that emerged in Europe and America during the nineteenth century.
  • 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”
List of Contributors.


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).


"As with all the other volumes in the Blackwell series, this is as scholarly work of high quality and considerable depth . . . This book is a valuable contribution to the work of scholars studying trends in thought in the nineteenth-century." (Reference Reviews, 2011)

"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)