Hofmann wanted to teach 'the old truth in a new garb'. Taking seriously the rationalists' impact on the orthodox view of scripture, he tried to verify Christian truth by appealing to a personal experience of regeneration. Divine revelation proceeded in a series of historical events Heilsgeschichte mediated to us through scripture, which bears earmarks, linguistic and cultural, of the times of its composition. he modified the orthodox view of the Atonement, saying that reconciliation was made not through Christ but rather in Christ. Because of the historical view of scripture, he took a keen interest in the unfolding of the eschatological drama at the end of time. Erlangen theology.
Heick, Otto William
"In memory of Konrad von Hofmann, 1810-1877,"
Consensus: Vol. 6
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholars.wlu.ca/consensus/vol6/iss3/1