On the Doctrine of Election, with Special Reference to the Aphorisms of Dr. Bretschneider

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This book offers the first English translation of Friedrich Schleiermacher's "On the Doctrine of Election" (1819), a historic and influential essay published just before the first edition of Schleiermacher's magisterial systematic theology: The Christian Faith. In this essay, Schleiermacher develops a view of election as consisting of a single divine decree of both election and rejection that embraces all humanity--a theological development that became basic later for Karl Barth's treatment of election (Church ...
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This book offers the first English translation of Friedrich Schleiermacher's "On the Doctrine of Election" (1819), a historic and influential essay published just before the first edition of Schleiermacher's magisterial systematic theology: The Christian Faith. In this essay, Schleiermacher develops a view of election as consisting of a single divine decree of both election and rejection that embraces all humanity--a theological development that became basic later for Karl Barth's treatment of election (Church Dogmatics II/2). Schleiermacher also seeks to support the church union movement between Lutherans and the Reformed by examining the doctrine of election in light of the New Testament and historic confessional traditions. This edition is enhanced by the translators' incisive introduction and a foreword by noted Schleiermacher scholar Terrence N. Tice.
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Iain G. Nicol is Professor Emeritus, Knox College, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto.

Allen Jorgenson is Assistant Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Terrence N. Tice ix

On the Doctrine of Election: An Introduction 1

On the Doctrine of Election, with Special Reference to the Aphorisms of Dr. Bretschneider 21

Election: From Controversy to Consolation 21

Luther and the Lutherans on Election 25

Election and the Nature of Faith 28

Calvin on Election and Practical Christianity 33

Election and the Human Faculties 41

Election and the Breadth of Blessedness 43

Questions concerning the So-Called Twofold Will of God 51

Election and the Fall 58

Election, the Absolutum Decretum, and Creation 60

Creation and Redemption Presume One Divine Decree 65

Election, the Authorship of Evil, and the Captivity of Reason 67

God in Election Intends the Whole 73

Election and Church Union 79

Notes 83

Select Bibliography 101

Index 104

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