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Ritschl School
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From around the time of the publication of Die christliche Lehre von der Rechtfertigung und Versöhnung (1870–1874; ET: The Christian Doctrine of Justification and Reconciliation, 1966), A. Ritschl’s theology proved to be a “third way” capable of integration between and liberalism. In this, Ritschl was influenconfessionalism tial more through his writings than as a teacher. Soon theologians close to Ritschl, such as A. v. Harnack, J. Kaftan, F. Kattenbusch, W. Herrmann, and F. Loofs, were appointed to import…

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Oberdorfer, Bernd, “Ritschl School”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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