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: of, relating to, or in accordance with the theological principles of Ritschl who rejected the metaphysical development of theology emphasizing its ethical-social content and held that religious judgments are judgments of value and that Christian theology should rest mainly on an appreciation of the inner life of Christ


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: an advocate of Ritschlian views

Word History



Albrecht Ritschl †1889 German theologian + English -ian

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“Ritschlian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ritschlian. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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