Friedrich Schleiermacher: Between Enlightenment and Romanticism

Friedrich Schleiermacher: Between Enlightenment and Romanticism

by Richard Crouter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521805902

ISBN-13: 9780521805902

Pub. Date: 12/22/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Friedrich Schleiermacher's groundbreaking work in theology and philosophy was forged in the cultural ferment of Berlin at the convergence of the Enlightenment and Romanticism. The three sections of this book include illuminating sketches of Schleiermacher's relationship to contemporaries, his work as a public theologian, as well as the formation and impact of his

Overview

Friedrich Schleiermacher's groundbreaking work in theology and philosophy was forged in the cultural ferment of Berlin at the convergence of the Enlightenment and Romanticism. The three sections of this book include illuminating sketches of Schleiermacher's relationship to contemporaries, his work as a public theologian, as well as the formation and impact of his two most famous books, On Religion and The Christian Faith. Richard Crouter's essays examine the theologian's stance regarding the status of doctrine, church and political authority, and the place of theology among the academic disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521805902
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/22/2005
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Taking the Measure of Schleiermacher: 1. Revisiting Dilthey on Schleiermacher and biography; 2. Schleiermacher, Mendelssohn and Enlightenment theology: comparing On Religion (1799) and Jerusalem (1783); 3. Hegel and Schleiermacher in Berlin: a many-sided debate; 4. Kierkegaard's not so hidden debt to Schleiermacher; Part II. Signposts of a Public Theologian: 5. Schleiermacher's Letters on the Occasion and the crisis of Berlin Jewry; 6. A proposal for a new Berlin University; 7. Schleiermacher and the theology of bourgeois society: a critique of the critics; Part III. Textual Readings and Milestones: 8. Schleiermacher's theory of language: the ubiquity of a romantic text; 9. Shaping an academic discipline: the Brief Outline on the Study of Theology; 10. Rhetoric and substance in the revision of The Christian Faith (1821–2); 11. On Religion as a religious classic: hermeneutical musings after two hundred years.

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