Brent Sockness | Publications

Articles

“Troeltsch’s Reading of Schleiermacher’s Ethics: Seven Theses.”  In Die aufgeklärte Religion und ihre Probleme: Schleiermacher, Troeltsch, Tillich, ed. Christian Danz.  Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2013.

“Ernst Troeltsch.”  In The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFollette.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2013.

“Schleiermacher’s ‘Essentialist’ Hermeneutics of Culture.” In Schleiermacher, the Study of Religion, and the Future of Theology.  Theologische Bibliothek Töpelmann 148.  Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2010, 273-283.

“Cultural Theory as Ethics.” In Christentum—Staat—Kultur: Akten des Internationalen Schleiermacher-Kongresses Berlin 26.-29.03.2006, ed. Ulrich Barth and Wilhelm Gräb. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008, 517-525.

“Brilliant misslungen: Die historistische Apologetik der Absolutheitsschrift.”  In Christlicher Wahrheitsanspruch—historische Relativität:  Auseinandersetzung mit Ernst Troeltschs Absolutheitsschrift im Kontext heutiger Religionstheologie, ed. Reinhold Bernhardt and Georg Pfleiderer.  Zurich: Theologischer Verlag, 2004, 169-187.  An English version, “The Splendid Failure of Troeltsch’s Absoluteness of Christianity and the History of Religions,” is available upon request.

“The Study of Religion in North America.” Mitteilungen der Ernst-Troeltsch-Gesellschaft 17 (Autumn 2004): 69-82.

“Schleiermacher and the Ethics of Authenticity: The Monologen of 1800.”  Journal of Religious Ethics 32/3 (Winter 2004): 477-517.

“The Forgotten Moralist: Friedrich Schleiermacher and the Science of Spirit.” Harvard Theological Review 96/3 (July 2003): 317-48.

“Geschichte durch Ethik überwinden?: Ernst Troeltsch, Moral Consciousness, and the Abiding Crisis of Historicism.”  In Praktische Theologie und Protestantische Kultur, ed. Wilhelm Gräb and Birgit Weyel.  Gütersloh:  Gütersloher Verlaghaus Gerd Mohn, 2002, 200-217.

“Was Schleiermacher a Virtue Ethicist?: Tugend and Bildung in the Early Ethical Writings.”  Zeitschrift für neuere Theologiegeschichte/Journal for the History of Modern Theology 8 (2001): 1-33.

“Troeltsch’s ‘Practical Christian Ethics’: The Heidelberg Lectures (1911/12).”  The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 17 (1997): 71-94.

“Looking Behind the Social Teachings: Troeltsch’s Methodological Reflections in ‘Fundamental Problems of Ethics’ (1902).”  The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 15 (1995): 221-246.

“Ethics as Fundamental Theology: The Function of Ethics in the Theology of Wilhelm Herrmann.”  The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 12 (1992): 75-96.

“The Ideal and the Historical in the Christology of Wilhelm Herrmann:  The Promise and Perils of Revisionary Christology.”  Journal of Religion 72/3 (July 1992): 366-388.

“Luther’s Two Kingdoms Revisited: A Response to Reinhold Niebuhr’s Criticism of Luther.”  Journal of Religious Ethics 20/1 (Spring 1992): 93-110.

Reviews

The Understanding of Christian Faith, by Schubert M. Ogden. Journal of Religion 94/1 (January 2014): 124-127.

Liberal Theology: A Radical Vision, by Peter C. Hodgson.  Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 62/2 (April 2008): 212.

Schleiermacher, by Terrence Tice.  Theology Today 64/3 (October 2007): 368-372.

Clio the Romantic Muse: Historicizing the Faculties in Germany, by Theodore Ziolkowski.  German History 23/2 (2005): 267-268.

Protestantische Theologie und moderne Welt: Studien zur Geschichte der liberalen Theologie nach 1918, by Matthias Wolfes.  Religious Studies Review 29/1 (January 2003): 64.

Dialogische Wissenschaft: Perspektiven der Philosophie Schleiermachers, ed. Dieter Burdorf and Reinold Schmücker.  Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 84 (2002): 119-122.

Religion and the Rise of Historicism: W. M. L. de Wette, Jacob Burckhardt, and the Theological Origins of Nineteenth-Century Historical Consciousness, by Thomas Albert Howard.  In Journal of the American Academy of Religion 69/2 (June 2001): 493-495.

Die kritische Identität des neuzeitlichen Christentums. Schleiermachers Wesensbestimmung der christlichen Religion, by Markus Schröder.  Zeitschrift für neuere Theologiegeschichte/ Journal for the History of Modern Theology 6 (1999): 159-165.

 Religion and the Enlightenment: From Descartes to Kant, by James M. Byrne.  Journal of Religion 79/2 (April 1999): 313-314.

The Historian and the Believer: The Morality of Historical Knowledge and Christian Belief, by Van A. Harvey. Religious Studies Review 23/4 (October 1997): 373.

The Ethics of Ernst Troeltsch: A Commitment to Relevancy, by Bryce A. Gayhart.  Journal of Religion 74/1 (January 1994): 117-118.

Fallen Freedom: Kant on Radical Evil and Moral Regeneration, by Gordon E. Michalson, Jr.  Journal of Religion 72/4 (October 1992): 598-599.