Troeltsch, Ernst

(1865–1923)
   Theologian.
   Troeltsch was born in Augsburg, Germany, and he taught at the Universities of Göttingen, Bonn, Heidelberg and Berlin. He also served for a time in the Ministry of Education. He is remembered for his Die Absolutheit des Christentums, his Der Historismus und seine Probleme and his Die Soziallehren der Christlichen Kirchen und Gruppen. In- fluenced by Albrecht ritschl and also by the neo-Kantians, he maintained that religious claims must be understood relative to their cultural contexts. He also is remembered in his sociological work for making the classic distinction between Church and Sect. He was highly influential on later thinkers such as Baron von hügel.
   R.H. Bainton, ‘Ernst Troeltsch – thirty years after’, Theology Today, viii (1950);
   S. Coakley, Christ Without Absolutes: A Study of the Christology of Ernst Troeltsch (1988);
   B.A. Reist, Towards a Theology of Involvement (1966).

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