Academy,  1 (1869–70), 178–79.

[Review of Theologische Ethik, by Richard Rothe]

John Gibb



Publications reviewed:

Rothe 1867–71


Morality, Christianity, Piety, Reasoning, Theosophy

    Theological ethics afford a 'mediating sphere' for 'the old positive Christian piety' and the 'scientific conscience'. Richard Rothe's book does not accept 'as some do on both sides, that all such attempts at mediation are vain'. Rather, it aims to 'present a Christian theory of the world which the exact thinker and the devout Christian could alike accept'. In this view God exists in man's 'consciousness'. The 'logical examination of this thought of God [...] yields to the ethical speculator a true knowledge of God'. (178)

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