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Die Wahrheit wird euch frei machen

Zum Verhältnis von Religion, Wahrheit und Macht

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Abstract:

This essay provides a critical analysis of the theory that in rejecting classical metaphysics, which had left its mark on Christian theology since the synthesis between faith and reason in late antiquity, Protestant theology had not only eliminated questions of truth from religion and the discourse on religion, but also functionalized the Christian religion for issues of power, moral and aesthetics. The author argues that, in spite of a new understanding of metaphysics, Protestant theology, which focuses on the concept of freedom, especially the freedom of the individual, does not see the Christian religion from the perspective of the theory of power; it defines power in the perspective of a Christian religion of freedom.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1628/004435407781859384

Publication date: September 1, 2007

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  • Founded in 1891. The Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche (ZThK) is a scholarly journal devoted to all areas of theological research and the teachings of the church. Contributions from all disciplines within theology concentrate in depth on major issues in theological reflection and Christian practice. They are addressed to students, teachers, clergy and members of the academic profession who wish to participate in contemporary theological debate and to remain abreast of current development.

    Language: German

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