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Netherlands, Theology in the
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Dutch theology since 1900 can be thought of as a critical continuation of the 19th-century debate over the significance of the Christian faith in a culture and society dominated by the challenge presented by Enlightenment rationality. Theologians gradually realized that the Christian faith and its hermeneutics constituted the object of their discipline. The experience of the two world wars in particular led to reservations about the optimistic mood that had characterized 19th-cent…

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Brom, Luco Johan van den, “Netherlands, Theology in the”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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