'For the historian, it seems, there are no absolutes. As he becomes aware of the vast panorama of world history, he sees how philosophies, religions, ideologies are conditioned by the cultures from which they grow. Many religions claim to possess absolute authority, but because their claims conflict, each cancels the other out. The modern historical approach and its presuppositions seem to end in utter relativism. If that is so, what happens to Christian claims? Can Christianity itself still be said to be unique, absolute? Ernst Troeltsch was one of the first writers to realize the magnitude of the challenge presented to Christianity and to devote himself to the question; this book, first published in Germany in 1911, is his fundamental contribution to discussion of the problem. Its significance has been obscured by the dominance of Barthian and 'biblical' theology for half a century, but with the realization that these alternatives are inadequate, Troeltsch can be seen to have a vital part to play in the future course of religious studies.'
Book in very good condition, although the page edges are foxed due to age.