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Inwardness and commodification: how romanticist hermeneutics prepared the way for the culture of managerialism - a theological analysis

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This essay undertakes a theological genealogy of the spirit of managerialism as it affects churches today by tracing it back to hermeneutical shifts in the history of (Protestant) theology: the loss of the externality of the word as a result of Schleiermacherian hermeneutics as it moved the centre of attention from a doctrine of the word to a doctrine of faith. The author demonstrates how the shift to inwardness created the conditions in which the market of 'spiritual needs' could emerge that...

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10.1177/0953946808089725

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Studies in Christian Ethics Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
1
Pages:
26-44
Publication date:
2008-04-01
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1745-5235
ISSN:
0953-9468
Language:
English
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2010-05-13

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