Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800

Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800



The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800 will offer a comprehensive and reliable introduction to Christian theological literature originating in Western Europe from, roughly, the end of the French Wars of Religion (1598) to the Congress of Vienna (1815).

Using a variety of approaches, the contributors examine theology spanning from Bossuet to Jonathan Edwards. They review the major forms of early modern theology, such as Cartesian scholasticism, Enlightenment, and early Romanticism; sketch the teachings of major theological concepts, along with important historical developments; introduce the principal practitioners of each kind of theology and delineate their particular theological contributions and stresses; and depict the engagement by early modern theologians with other religions or churches, such Judaism, Islam, and the eastern Church.



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Table of Contents

Introduction to Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600–1800—Ulrich L. Lehner, Richard A. Muller, and A. G. Roeber

Theological Developments in the Non-European World 1500–1800—R. Po-chia Hsia

Sources, Methods and Forms of Early Modern Theology—Ulrich G. Leinsle

Theology and the Development of the European Confessional State—Paul Shore

Catholic Theology between 1600 and 1800: Introductory Remarks—Ulrich L. Lehner and William P. O’Brien, SJ

Providence, Predestination and Grace in Catholic Theology—Thomas Marschler

Baroque Catholic Theologies of Christ and Mary—Trent Pomplun

Catholic Moral Theology, 1550–1800—Jean-Louis Quantin

Catholic Sacramental Theology in the Baroque Age—Trent Pomplun

Reformed Eschatology—Crawford Gribben

Reformed Theology between 1600 and 1800—Richard A. Muller

Reformed Exegesis and Views of Scripture, 1580–1700—Carl R. Trueman

God, Creation, and Providence in Post-Reformation Reformed Theology—Andreas J. Beck

Sacraments in Lutheranism, 1600–1800—John R. Stephenson

Arminian, Remonstrant, and Early Methodist Theologies—Keith D. Stanglin

Early Modern Anabaptist Theologies—Jeff Bach

Pietism—Jonathan Strom and Hartmut Lehmann

Jansenism—Ephraim Radner

Moravianism—Craig Atwood

Western Theologies and Judaism—Stephen G. Burnett

Western Theologies and Islam—Emanuele Colombo

The Churches of the East and the Enlightenment—Dimitrios Moschos

Orthodox Influences on Western Theologies—A.G. Roeber

Descartes, Cartesianism, and Theology—Aza Goudriaan

Leibniz, Wolff, and Christian Theology—Ursula Goldenbaum

Spinoza and Theology—Jonathan I. Israel

The History of Catholic Exegesis, 1600–1800—Marius Reiser

Ecclesiology/Church–State Relationship in Early Modern Catholicism—Stefania Tutino

Scripture and Exegesis—Benjamin T. G. Mayes

God, Creation, and Providence (Lutheran Theologies)—Robert Kolb

Christ, Predestination, and Covenant in Post-Reformation Reformed Theology—Willem J. van Asselt

Sin, Grace and Free Choice: Ethics—Stephen Hampton

The Church in Post-Reformation Reformed Traditions—Ian Hazlett

Early Modern Lutheranism—A. G. Roeber

Forensic Justification and Mysticism—Risto Saarinen

Early Modern Lutheran Ecclesiology—Ola Tjørhom

Socinianism and Unitarianism—Sarah Mortimer

The Challenges of Empirical Understanding—Stephen Gaukroger

The Anti-Theological Theology of Jean-Jacques Rousseau—Carolina Armenteros

Kant’s Philosophical and Theological Commitments—Peter Yong and Eric Watkins

Theology and Science—John Henry

Eighteenth-Century Neology—Eric Carlsson

The Rise of Natural Law—Robert von Friedeburg

Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800