- 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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It will be long until we shall cease to reckon with a Ritschlian influence.
It is long since one could properly speak of a Ritschlian school.
The Ritschlian movement has engaged a generation of more or less notable thinkers in the period since Ritschl's death.
Pragmatism may be described as the secularising of the Ritschlian system of theological thought.
The central position of the pragmatist philosophy and the Ritschlian theology is that truth and usefulness are identical.