Ernst Troeltsch perspective on religion and society

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Turkey

Approval Date: 2015

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Vejdi Bilgin


The main goal of this study is to exhibit Ernst Troeltsch's aspect of religion and society in his intellectual accumulation. The thinker's methodological expectations that shapes the subject has attempted to be explained. In the first chapter of this study, Ernst Troeltsch's methodological stance and his intellectual background that shapes his religion and society evaluation is focalized. Furthermore, the thinker's place in social theory and methodology debates are discussed. In this part, his way of adressing historicism as a methodology is evaluated. In the second chapter, his perpective on religion and society that is affected by methodology of historicism and his evaluation towards these phenomena are examined. Moreover, his sociological study based on European culture in the framework of religion and modern society are analyzed. When interaction between religion and society was tried to be portrayed, harmony between epistemological and historical formation has been highlighted. Consequently, theoretical knowledge articulation and social status of the early 20th century in the framework of religion and society are analyzed.