Religion Past and Present

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I. Philosophy – II. Church History – III. Systematic Theology

I. Philosophy

The concept of historicism came into currency in the 19th century and soon assumed critical and even polemical significance. Indeed, also G.W.F. Hegel's concept of reason freely actualized in history could be called historicism (J. Braniss, Die wissenschaftliche Aufgabe der Gegenwart als leitende Idee im akademischen Studium [The scientific task of the present as a leading idea in academic studi…

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Figal, Günter and Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Historicism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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