Religion Past and Present

Get access

(525 words)

[German Version]

I. Fundamental Theology. – II. Dogmatics

I. Fundamental Theology

The term anthropocentrism, which originated in theology and philosophy in the second half of the 19th century, designates first of all concentration on human experience as the way to reality in general, as opposed to the “geocentric” metaphysical cosmology of the modern period. In theology it means the comprehension and presentation of all theological matters from th…

Cite this page
Krötke, Wolf, “Anthropocentrism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

▲   Back to top   ▲