Ferdinand Christian Baur
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English summary: Ferdinand Christian Baur (1792-1860) can be considered one of the principal orchestrators of the development of historical-critical research in the 19th century. His extensive work covers many areas of the New Testament, as well as ecclesiastical and dogmatic history. Baur's work provides numerous suggestions for the present day debate which addresses many fundamental questions regarding the historical-critical method, all of which are examined by the authors in the individual papers contained in this volume.
Ferdinand Christian Baur (1792-1860), one of the great innovators in the study of the New Testament, argued that each of its books reflects the interests and tendencies of its author in a particular religio-historical milieu. A critique of the writings must precede any judgments about the historical validity of individual stories about Jesus in the Gospels.
History of Christian Dogma is a translation of Ferdinand Christian Baur's Lehrbuch der christlichen Dogmengeschichte, second edition, 1858. The Lehrbuch, which Baur himself prepared, summarizes in 400 pages his lectures on the history of Christian dogma, published post-humously in four volumes. Baur, professor of theology at the University of Tubingen from 1826 to 1860, brilliantly applied Hegelian categories to his historical studies in New Testament, church history, and history of Christian dogma.