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Jesus vandag: Moontlikhede van Ernst Troeltsch se Christologie

Pieter J.J. Botha
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 44, No 4 | a2240 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v44i4.2240 | © 1988 Pieter J.J. Botha | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 January 1988 | Published: 08 January 1988

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Pieter J.J. Botha,, South Africa

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Jesus today: Possibilities of the Christology of Ernst Troeltsch
The significance of the historical Jesus for faith is a major issue in the debate concerning the value of theology. Ernst Troeltsch constructed a meaningful answer to both questions in terms of what he called Glaubenslehre. A discussion of his views on the value of Jesus for faith is placed in the context of his theological system. Although Troeltsch sees Jesus' significance in symbolic terms he emphasises the need for historical study, without which a symbol becomes empty. A short critical discussion of Troeltsch's significance to the contemporary debate on Christology concludes the essay.

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