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[rich-lee-uh n] /ˈrɪtʃ li ən/
of or relating to the theology of Albrecht Ritschl (1822–89), who developed a liberal Christian theology and maintained that religious faith is based on value judgments.
a supporter of Ritschlian theology.
Origin of Ritschlian
1890-95; Ritschl + -ian
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Ritschlianism, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Pragmatism may be described as the secularising of the Ritschlian system of theological thought.

  • It will be long until we shall cease to reckon with a Ritschlian influence.

    Edward Caldwell Moore Edward Moore
  • It is long since one could properly speak of a Ritschlian school.

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  • The Ritschlian movement has engaged a generation of more or less notable thinkers in the period since Ritschl's death.

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  • The central position of the pragmatist philosophy and the Ritschlian theology is that truth and usefulness are identical.

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