Zombie Heresies – Theological Liberalism Part 2

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Theological Liberalism is very much a product of its time. Unfortunately, it projected that same characteristic onto Christianity–replacing it with an evolving, experience-based religion that rejected everything Enlightenment intellectuals found unfashionable.

In this episode, we’ll take a look at two men whose philosophies deformed academic theology in the West for generations: Georg Hegel and Freidrich Schleiermacher

Introduction to Zombie Heresies: https://youtu.be/WhXcjI52eO8
Theological Liberalism – Part 1: https://youtu.be/f5B7MkjzczM

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The 96th Thesis: https://matthewcochran.net/blog/
The Federalist: http://thefederalist.com/author/matthewcochran/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Though-Were-Actually-True-Apologetics-ebook/dp/B01G4KWQJW/

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Software engineer by trade; lay theologian by nature; Lutheran by grace.
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4 Responses to Zombie Heresies – Theological Liberalism Part 2

  1. Malcolm Smith says:

    Can any good thing come out of Germany?

  2. Andrew says:

    Does the idea of “freedom” (as in autonomy) as the ultimate human good pre-date Hegel?

    • Matt says:

      Good question, Andrew, but I’m afraid I don’t know enough to say for sure.

      My conjecture is that it probably predates Hegel–just because most philosophical ideas are a lot older than we think. But practically speaking, I don’t know of any other culture in which the idea caught on the way in did during the Enlightenment. I suspect a society needs a certain level of affluence before many people are going to value that kind of autonomy so highly.

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