Repristination theology

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Example of a book assigned to Repristination Theology: Eduard Rupprecht's Introduction to the Old Testament from 1898

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the term repristination theology denoted a conservative counter-movement against modern or liberal theology . The origin of the word (from Latin: restituere in pristinum = to return to the previous state) shows that the Lutheran or Reformed orthodoxy was used . Towards the end of the 20th century, the term repristination theology was increasingly replaced by fundamentalism . However, this attribution is controversial in research.


  • Jörg Lauster: Principle and method. The transformation of the Protestant writing principle through historical criticism from Schleiermacher to the present day . Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2004, ISBN 3-16-148305-7 (plus habilitation thesis, University of Mainz 2003).

Repristination theologians of the 19th century