Basic characteristics[ edit ] The nature of Romanticism may be approached from the primary importance of the free expression of the feelings of the artist. The importance the Romantics placed on emotion is summed up in the remark of the German painter Caspar David Friedrich"the artist's feeling is his law". Samuel Taylor Coleridge and others believed there were natural laws the imagination—at least of a good creative artist—would unconsciously follow through artistic inspiration if left alone. The concept of the geniusor artist who was able to produce his own original work through this process of creation from nothingness, is key to Romanticism, and to be derivative was the worst sin.
The style of Scriptural hermeneutics interpretation of the Bible within liberal theology is often characterized as non-propositional. This means that the Bible is not considered a collection of factual statements, but instead an anthology that documents the human authors' beliefs and feelings about God at the time of its writing, authors influenced by their own historical and cultural context.
Liberal Christianity was still hard to separate from political liberalism in the last third of the 19th century.
Thus, an Irish bishop was sent by papal authority to Quebec in the s to sort out the two. The effort to remove " superstitious " elements from Christian faith dates to intellectually reforming Renaissance Christians such as Erasmus who compiled the first modern Greek New Testament in the late 15th and early-to-mid 16th centuries, and, later, the natural-religion view of the Deistswhich disavowed any revealed religion or interaction between the Creator and the creation, in the 17—18th centuries.
Influence in the United States[ edit ] Liberal Christianity was most influential with Mainline Protestant churches in the early 20th century, when proponents believed the changes it would bring would be the future of the Christian church.
Its greatest and most influential manifestation was the Christian Social Gospelwhose most influential spokesman was the American Baptist Walter Rauschenbusch. Rauschenbusch identified four institutionalized spiritual evils in American culture which he identified as traits of "supra-personal entities", organizations capable of having moral agency: Kelleya liberal sociologist, was commissioned in the early s to study the problem, and he identified a potential reason for the decline of the liberal churches: Theologians and authors[ edit ] Anglican and Protestant[ edit ] Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher —often called the "father of liberal theology ," he claimed that religious experience was introspectiveand that the most true understanding of God consisted of "a sense of absolute dependence".
Henry Ward Beecher —American preacher who left behind the Calvinist orthodoxy of his famous father, the Reverend Lyman Beecherto instead preach the Social Gospel of liberal Christianity.
Adolf von Harnack—German theologian and church historianpromoted the Social Gospel; wrote a seminal work of historical theology called Lehrbuch der Dogmengeschichte History of Dogma.
Charles Fillmore —Christian mystic influenced by Emerson ; co-founder, with his wife, Myrtle Fillmoreof the Unity Church. Walter Rauschenbusch American Baptist, author of "A Theology for the Social Gospel", which gave the movement its definitive theological definition.
Rudolf Bultmann —German biblical scholar, liberal Christian theologian until Paul Tillich —seminal figure in liberal Christianity; synthesized liberal Protestant theology with existentialist philosophybut later came to be counted among the "neo-orthodox".
Early television preacher as Dean of St. Lloyd Geering —New Zealand liberal theologian.Jan 01, · The Rose Without a Thorn is the story of Catherine Howard (cousin of Anne Boleyn), the young and vibrant fifth wife of Henry VIII. Jean Plaidy weaves a enthralling account of her young, poor, uneducated and unsupervised life/5().
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Innocence lost through Puritanism? To truly comprehend the themes in "Young Goodman Brown" you must first understand the influences on Nathaniel Hawthorne's writing. According to the website benjaminpohle.com, Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Transcript of Puritanism in "Young Goodman Brown" - Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Religion, sin and the elect in as well as the burden we all must live with when innocence is lost. THE DEVIL I helped your grandfather, the constable, when he lashed the Quaker woman so smartly through the streets of Salem; and it was I that brought your father a.
Liberal Christianity, broadly speaking, is a method of biblical hermeneutics, an undogmatic method of understanding God through the use of scripture by applying the same modern hermeneutics used to understand any ancient writings, symbols and scriptures.
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