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Mediation Theology
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I. Church History – II. Dogmatics

I. Church History

The 1828 programmatic announcement of the journal Theologische Studien und Kritiken (ThStKr) in 1828 by G. Lücke in cooperation with K. Ullmann, F.W.K. Umbreit, J.K.L. Gieseler, and K.I. Nitzsch used the term Vermittlung, “mediation.” The theologico-political controversies of the Vormärz period coined mediation theology as a polemical term to attack this school of theology, which followed in the footsteps of F.D.E. Schleiermacher but cle…

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Christophersen, Alf and Mühling, Markus, “Mediation Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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