Sollen wir eine Erneuerung der Religion erwarten? - 10.1628/004435415X14453351473275 - Mohr Siebeck

Dietz Lange

Sollen wir eine Erneuerung der Religion erwarten?

Volume 112 () / Issue 4, pp. 490-506 (17)

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In recent decades, the possibility of a renewal of religion has been a recurring theme. The present essay treats three instances of this debate: the renewal of the religion of the cross that Söderblom expected after World War I, the short-lived increase of interest in religion in Germany after World War II, and the worldwide surge of fundamentalism in recent times. Taking his stand with Söderblom's understanding of religion as the personal experience of being seized by holiness, he pleads for the individual's functioning as a leaven in God's ongoing work of renewal.

Dietz Lange Geboren 1933; Studium der Ev. Theologie in Tübingen, Göttingen, Chicago und Zürich; 1961–63 Vikar in Bochum und Witten; ab 1963 Assistent und Akademischer Rat/Oberrat in Göttingen; 1964 Promotion in Zürich und Ordination in Bochum; 1973 Habilitation für Systematische Theologie in Göttingen; 1977–98 Professor ebendort; seit 1988 Prediger an St. Marien in Göttingen.