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Liberal Theology
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I. General – II. Church History – III. Systematics – IV. Practical Theology – V. Missiology

I. General

The expression liberal theology became prevalent in the “Saddle Period” (Reinhart Koselleck) of Neo-Protestantism between 1780 and 1820; it denotes a type of “modern theology” that combines strong demands for individual freedom through criticism of religious tradition, differentiation of subjective fait…

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Wolfes, Matthias, Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, Schelander, Robert and Blaser, Klauspeter, “Liberal Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 August 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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