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Mediating Theology
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1. “Mediating theologians” are attested in the history of dogma of the early church (Christology 2.1–2.2; Trinity), during the Middle Ages (Sacrament 2.3; Scholasticism), as well as during the Reformation and in connection with more recent British and 19th-century North American theology (§§3–5). Not every such theologian, however, has sought a genuine mediation between opposing positions or intellectual currents. The ideals of unity and harmony (e.g., G. Calixtus [1586–1656]; later, e.g., S. T. Coleridge [1772–1834], the so-called early Oriel school, the libera…

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Ritschl, Dietrich, “Mediating Theology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M319>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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