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Historicism

Sheila Greeve Davaney

Historicism

Sheila Greeve Davaney

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The 200-year-old notion that concepts, ideas, and theories are all influenced by or occasioned by historical circumstances is today a commonplace in all fields, and lays bare the historical character of our most cherished convictions, honored traditions, and dogmatic formulations. With clarity and skill, Davaney's authoritative text traces the history of historicism and its various meanings from the German Enlightenment through its Continental and distinctly American developments to its contemporary postmodern incarnations. She demonstrates how it has forced theology to pioneer methods that specifically acknowledge social locatedness, particularity, and pragmatic intent, effectively replacing theology's metaphysical and dogmatic basis with a largely historical one. Yet, says Davaney, Christian theology has yet to come to terms fully with historicism and its imperatives, and her final chapter charts a possible future cours2.

- Publisher "No other movement or insight has challenged Christian theology so steeply in the modern period as historicism. The two-hundred-year-old notion that concepts, ideas, and theories all are influenced or occasioned by historical circumstances is today a commonplace in all fields. Davaney's authoritative text traces with clarity and skill the history of historicism and its various meanings, for the German Enlightenment through its Continental and distinctly American developments to its contemporary postmodern incarnations."--BOOK JACKET.

- Publisher The 200-year-old notion that concepts, ideas, and theories are all influenced by or occasioned by historical circumstances is today a commonplace in all fields, and lays bare the historical character of our most cherished convictions, honored traditions, and dogmatic formulations.With clarity and skill, Davaney's authoritative text traces the history of historicism and its various meanings from the German Enlightenment through its Continental and distinctly American developments to its contemporary postmodern incarnations. She demonstrates how it has forced theology to pioneer methods that specifically acknowledge social locatedness, particularity, and pragmatic intent, effectively replacing theology's metaphysical and dogmatic basis with a largely historical one. Yet, says Davaney, Christian theology has yet to come to terms fully with historicism and its imperatives, and her final chapter charts a possible future course.

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The 200-year-old notion that concepts, ideas, and theories are all influenced by or occasioned by historical circumstances is today a commonplace in all fields, and lays bare the historical character of our most cherished convictions, honored traditions, and dogmatic formulations. With clarity and skill, Davaney's authoritative text traces the history of historicism and its various meanings from the German Enlightenment through its Continental and distinctly American developments to its contemporary postmodern incarnations. She demonstrates how it has forced theology to pioneer methods that specifically acknowledge social locatedness, particularity, and pragmatic intent, effectively replacing theology's metaphysical and dogmatic basis with a largely historical one. Yet, says Davaney, Christian theology has yet to come to terms fully with historicism and its imperatives, and her final chapter charts a possible future cours2.
- Publisher

"No other movement or insight has challenged Christian theology so steeply in the modern period as historicism. The two-hundred-year-old notion that concepts, ideas, and theories all are influenced or occasioned by historical circumstances is today a commonplace in all fields. Davaney's authoritative text traces with clarity and skill the history of historicism and its various meanings, for the German Enlightenment through its Continental and distinctly American developments to its contemporary postmodern incarnations."--BOOK JACKET.
- Publisher

The 200-year-old notion that concepts, ideas, and theories are all influenced by or occasioned by historical circumstances is today a commonplace in all fields, and lays bare the historical character of our most cherished convictions, honored traditions, and dogmatic formulations.With clarity and skill, Davaney's authoritative text traces the history of historicism and its various meanings from the German Enlightenment through its Continental and distinctly American developments to its contemporary postmodern incarnations. She demonstrates how it has forced theology to pioneer methods that specifically acknowledge social locatedness, particularity, and pragmatic intent, effectively replacing theology's metaphysical and dogmatic basis with a largely historical one. Yet, says Davaney, Christian theology has yet to come to terms fully with historicism and its imperatives, and her final chapter charts a possible future course.
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Sheila Greeve Davaney

Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO.

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  • Catalogue Code 243946
  • Product Code 0800632192
  • EAN 9780800632199
  • Pages 197
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Mar 2006
  • Dimensions 220 x 144 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.290kg

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