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Troeltsch, Ernst (1865–1923)

  1. Todd Green

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1406

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Green, T. 2011. Troeltsch, Ernst (1865–1923). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Ernst Troeltsch was a German theologian associated with the History of Religions School. After studying at the universities in Erlangen and Göttingen, Troeltsch taught briefly in Göttingen and Bonn before accepting a position at the University of Heidelberg in 1894. In 1915 he accepted the Philosophy chair in Berlin, where he remained until his death in 1923.


  • Troeltsch, Ernst (1865–1923);
  • History of Religions School;
  • the absoluteness of Christianity