Speculative theology arose in the context of the speculative philosophy of F.W.J. Schelling and G.W.F. Hegel; it represented a distinct form of primarily modern Protestant theology, based on the deep-rooted conviction of a positive relationship between philosophy and theology, or faith and reason. The historically divergent conceptions of speculative theology were due not only to fundamentally different understandings of speculation, but also to different understandings of the relationship between faith and knowledge.
Speculative Theology(1,024 words)
Cite this pageDanz, Christian, “Speculative Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124929>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013
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