HDS 2431

Nineteenth-Century Religious Thought: Theology and the Critique of Religion

David C. Lamberth


The nineteenth century formulated many of the questions and frameworks that continue to dominate theology and religious reflection in the West. This course considers the developing interplay between modern Christian theology (primarily continental) and the principal philosophical and social critiques of religion in the nineteenth century. Topics include human nature, religion, the divine-human relationship, religious knowledge, the social, and historicity. Readings from Lessing, Kant, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Marx, Feuerbach, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Harnack, and Troeltsch. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1543


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Tue Thu 10am-11:30am
Andover Hall Room 103

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None