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Faith and Morals

  • Karl Barth
  • Jacques Maritain
  • Rudolf Bultmann
  • Julian Huxley
  • Bertrand Russell
Part of the The Documentary History of Western Civilization book series (DHWC)

Abstract

Theology in the nineteenth century was characterized by an openness to philosophical and scientific thought. Under the influence first of Hegel and later of Darwin, theologians argued that God was not so much a transcendent being as an immanent force, unfolding and realizing itself in time. Each fresh advance of humanity became a new step in the self-realization of the Divine.

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Religious Experience Christian Theology Traditional Morality Supernatural Power Human Righteousness 
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Notes

  1. The Range of Reason, by Jacques Maritain (Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1952), pp. 185–99. Reprinted by permission of Charles Scribner’s Sons and Geoffrey Bles, Ltd. Copyright 1952 by Jacques Maritain.Google Scholar
  2. Kerygma and Myth, by Rudolf Bultmann, trans. Reginald H. Fuller (Harper & Row, New York, 1961), pp. 1–16. Reprinted by permission of Harper & Row, Publishers, and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.Google Scholar
  3. Cp. Gerhardt Kruger, Einsicht und Leidenschaft, Das Wesen des platonischen Denkens, Frankfort, 1939, p. 11 f.Google Scholar
  4. As an illustration of this critical re-interpretation of myth cf. Hans Jonas, Augustin und das paulinische Freiheitsproblem, 1930, pp. 66–76.Google Scholar
  5. Cp. e.g. Troeltsch, Die Bedeutung der Geschichtlichkeit Jesu für den Glauben, Tübingen, 1911.Google Scholar
  6. “The Humanist Frame,” by Sir Julian Huxley, in The Humanist Frame, ed. Sir Julian Huxley (Harper & Row, New York, 1961), pp. 38–48. Reprinted by permission of George Allen and Unwin, Ltd.Google Scholar
  7. Marriage and Morals, by Bertrand Russell (Liveright, New York, 1929), pp. 303–20. Reprinted by permission of the Liveright Publishing Corporation and George Allen and Unwin, Ltd.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Barth
  • Jacques Maritain
  • Rudolf Bultmann
  • Julian Huxley
  • Bertrand Russell

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