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Internal History of German Protestantism
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In the early twentieth century, German theology was highly sought after for its impact on the Christian world, highly misunderstood because it was often so difficult to translate, and feared because of the massive ideological divisions arising in World War I. As access and exposure to German theology increased due to more translations being produced and more people learning German, it became apparent that this country’s theological writings had much to offer the whole body of the Christian church. As the British translator Theodore Meyer phrased it, “Germany [was], with an envious eye, looked to as the El Dorado where a youthful and free theology [was] thriving and prospering.”

Internal History of German Protestantism offers some of the finest historical records of Germany’s theological development, covering illuminism, “the renovation,” mediation theology, the church’s self-renovation, and the theologians who shaped Germany’s development and growth.

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Key Features

  • Offers some of the finest historical records of Germany’s theological development
  • Contains materials ideal for students, teachers, and pastors
  • Provides an in-depth analysis of American Lutheranism

Praise for the Print Edition

This book, which is not only written with a fresh vitality, energetic power, and deep interest and sympathy, but is also founded on the most thorough preliminary studies, honors its author as much as it does the cause of the church of which he is a minister, and from the bosom and heart of which this testimony has sprung forth. Two things, especially, distinguish this work—first, the decision, which does not in the least derogate from and compromise the cause of the Lord and His Church; and, secondly, the true impartiality, and the willingness, undisguised and confirmed by deed, joyfully, and without envy, to acknowledge all that is in any way commendable. And closely connected with this is his charity in judging of human weaknesses, errors, and mistakes, so that the saying of the old Roman poet: ‘Homo sum, et nihil humani a me alienum puto,’ is, in a Christian manner, confirmed and purified.

Zeitschrift für Lutherische Theologie u. Kirche

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About Karl Friedrich August Kahnis

Karl Friedrich August Kahnis (1814–1888) was a German Neo-Lutheran theologian. He came from a poor background and was educated in Greiz. He then became a private tutor for a few years before studying theology at Halle. In 1860, he became canon of Meissen Cathedral and from 1864 to 1865 he was rector of Leipzig University.