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Troeltsch, Ernst
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Ernst Troeltsch (1865–1923) was a Protestant theologian, philosopher of culture, and politician. His theological/philosophical works, although many-faceted, were characterized by one theme: given the historicist insight that all historical reality is relative, with the resulting loss of normative validity (Relativism), he sought to identify new, binding values in historically given cultural contexts.

Troeltsch, born on February 17, 1865, in (Augsburg-) Haunstetten, was the eldest son of the medical doctor Ernst Troeltsch. His family belonged to t…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm and Stackhouse, Max L., “Troeltsch, Ernst”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.87>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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