"At Padua," he said to a friend, "I studied law to please my father, and theology to please myself."
"Natural theology" has no value save where it leans on faith.
As has been said of another thinker, he was " one of those deeply religious men who, when crude theological notions are being revised and called in question seek to put new life into theology by wider and more humane ideas."
The faculties of theology confer the degrees of bachelor, lice~itiate and doctor of theology.
Ritschl appears to confine Metaphysic to the category of Causality.) The theory as formulated has such grave ambiguities, that his theology, which, as we have seen, is wholly based on uncompromising religious realism, has actually been charged with individualistic subjectivism.