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Abschied von der Säkularisierungsthese: Herausforderung für die protestantische Theologie der Gegenwart im Anschluss an Friedrich Schleiermacher und Karl Barth

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Subsequent to Max Weber's interpretation, the theory of secularization pursues two aspects: the emancipation movement and individualization as well as the repudiation of transcendence. Supported by Friedrich Schleiermacher and Karl Barth, this essay reestablishes the idea that Protestantism is characterized by a specific rationality, thus making a more sophisticated understanding of secularization possible. As a result, transcendence can be affirmed without contrasting religion with emancipation and autonomy.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: March 1, 2013

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