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date: 08 July 2020

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Despite the widespread agreement that German theology has been deeply influenced by Leibniz and Wolff, there has been little interest in Leibniz’s theology, even less in that of Wolff. Both men aimed to reconcile modern mathematical science with religion based on historical truth. They achieved their goal by a rationalist epistemology: While human beings can only reach a small amount of a priori knowledge it is through this knowledge that they resemble God, understand God’s creation as the best possible world and attain the deepest love of God, as well as of all parts of his creation, in particular the love of neighbor.

Keywords: China, evil, grace, imago Dei, love of God, miracle, mysteries, ecumenism, paganism, salvation

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