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Heilsgeschichte

Definitions

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  • n. History seen as the work of God's salvation.

Etymologies

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From German Heilsgeschichte.

Examples

  • "Heilsgeschichte" from my post, I think the idea that there is a great sweep of history still stands.

    Glory to God for All Things

  • From Price's send-up, a line I wish I had written: "Heilsgeschichte has turned into Bullgeschichte."

    Ken Olson's Review of The Jesus Legend

  • Though we shall not scant its insights, we shall find the rival theory of Heilsgeschichte, Salvation - history, or the Chain of History a better scheme by which to present the Bible's variety.

    MYTH IN BIBLICAL TIMES

  • It is not the case that he is in church but not in nature, in Heilsgeschichte but not in ordinary experience, “here” and not “there.”

    IDEA OF GOD SINCE 1800

  • For men who in that kind of world had a simpler faith, the past was relevant and interesting chiefly in the form of Heilsgeschichte, the unfolding story of God's plan of salvation.

    HISTORIOGRAPHY

  • He produced in 1143-46 a universal history which he entitled The Two Cities in token of the fact that he was combining Saint Augustine and Orosius; and in - deed there was a still wider sense in which he was attempting a synthesis of Heilsgeschichte and profane history.

    HISTORIOGRAPHY

  • There are some stock-in-trade terms that are de rigueur (e.g. perichoresis, imago Dei, Heilsgeschichte, Bullsgeschichte), but the really outstanding student should find creative ways to deploy a wide range of foreign polysyllabic words.

    Faith and Theology

  • Heilsgeschichte is a liberal German piece of theology, that actually means "not what has happened" but the story as told by Christians.

    Glory to God for All Things

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