Elasticized Ecclesiology: The Concept of Community After Ernst Troeltsch

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This study confronts the current crisis of churches. In critical and creative conversation with the German theologian Ernst Troeltsch (1865-1923), Ulrich Schmiedel argues that churches need to be "elasticized" in order to engage the "other." Examining contested concepts of religiosity, community, and identity, Schmiedel explores how the closure of church against the sociological "other" corresponds to the closure of church against the theological "other." Taking trust as a central category, he advocates for a turn in the ...

Elasticized Ecclesiology: The Concept of Community After Ernst Troeltsch 2017, Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9783319408316

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