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Elisabeth Gräb-Schmidt

Abschied von der Säkularisierungsthese

[Abschied von der Säkularisierungsthese: Herausforderung für die protestantische Theologie der Gegenwart im Anschluss an Friedrich Schleiermacher und Karl Barth]
Section: Articles
Volume 110 (2013) / Issue 1, pp. 74-108 (35)
Published 09.07.2018
DOI 10.1628/004435413X13606666522265
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Subsequent to Max Weber's interpretation, the theory of secularization pursues two aspects: the emancipation movement and individualization as well as the repudiation of transcendence. Supported by Friedrich Schleiermacher and Karl Barth, this essay reestablishes the idea that Protestantism is characterized by a specific rationality, thus making a more sophisticated understanding of secularization possible. As a result, transcendence can be affirmed without contrasting religion with emancipation and autonomy.