Salvation History
(2,748 words)

1. Terms and Concept

A technical term in biblical theology (§1.2.5), “salvation history” (Ger. Heilsgeschichte) arose at a time when, as J. C. Beck put it, history was god (Historiography 3.6), not reason (Enlightenment) or feeling (Experience; Schleiermacher’s Theology). Under influences from covenant theology3.1; J. Cocceius [1603–69]) and Pietism (J. A. Bengel [1687–1752]), the concept developed in the Erla…

Cite this page
Reumann, John, “Salvation History”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_S.16>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



▲   Back to top   ▲