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National Theology
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[German Version]

The expression völkische Theologie(“national theology”) emerged in Germany around 1880 at the latest; its genesis and intellectual contexts have scarcely been explored. Nor are there studies of possible equivalents in other European languages. In terms of the sociology of knowledge, national theology can be interpreted as a specifically modern ideology of emancipation or as a liberation theology. relating to a people or nation (People and nationhood) acting collectively. Notwithstanding all religious, theological, and political differences, wit…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “National Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026381>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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