ISBN-10:
0664234062
ISBN-13:
9780664234065
Pub. Date:
02/16/2011
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Brief Outline of Theology as a Field of Study: Revised Translation of the 1811 and 1830 / Edition 3

Brief Outline of Theology as a Field of Study: Revised Translation of the 1811 and 1830 / Edition 3

by Friedrich Schleiermacher, Terrence N. Tice

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ISBN-13: 9780664234065
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 02/16/2011
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Terrence N. Tice is a prolific author, theologian, philosopher, and a major translator of the works of Schleiermacher. He has taught at Iliff School of Theology and is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Michigan.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Editor's General Introduction xv

Preface To The First Edition (1811) xix

Preface To The Second Edition (1830) xxi

Introduction 1

[The Nature of Christian Theology] (§§1-8) 1

[Church Leadership and the Scientific Spirit] (§§9-13) 4

[Basic Aims for Theological Education] (§§14-20) 7

[Understanding the Place of Christianity in History] (§§21-23) 10

[Three-Part Organization of Theological Studies] (§§24-31) 11

Part 1 Regarding Philosophical Theology 15

Introduction: [The Nature and Tasks of Philosophical Theology] (§§32-42) 15

I Basic Principles for Apologetics (§§43-53) 20

II Basic Principles for Polemics (§§54-62) 24

Concluding Remarks on Philosophical Theology (§§63-68) 28

Part 2 Regarding Historical Theology 31

Introduction 31

[Use of Historical Method in Theological Study] (§§69-80) 31

[The Three Divisions of Historical Theology] (§§81-85) 35

[Organization and Use of Auxiliary Study] (§§86-102) 37

I Exegetical Theology 44

[The Canon] (§§103-109) 44

[Higher and Lower Criticism] (§§110-124) 46

[Original Languages] (§§125-131) 50

[Hermeneutics] (§§132-139) 53

[New Testament Background] (§§140-144) 55

[General Requirements] (§§145-148) 57

II Church History 58

[Introduction: On Viewing Christianity Historically] (§§149-159) 58

[The Organization of Church History] (§§160-167) 61

[The Church's Life] (§§168-176) 64

[The Church's Doctrine] (§§177-183) 67

[General Requirements] (§§184-194) 69

III Historical Cognizance of the Present Condition of Christianity 72

[Introduction: The Two Main Aspects] (§195) 72

A Dogmatic Theology 73

[The Nature and Tasks of Church Dogmatics] (§§196-202) 73

[Orthodox and Heterodox] (§§203-208) 76

[Verification (The Ecclesial Character of Dogmatics)] (§§209-212) 78

[Mode of Exposition (The Scientific Character of Dogmatics)] (§§213-217) 80

[General Requirements] (§§218-222) 82

[Christian Ethics] (§§223-231) 84

B Church Statistics 87

[The Nature and Tasks of Church Statisitics] (§§232-241) 87

[General Requirements] (§§242-248) 91

["Symbolics" and "Biblical Dogmatics"] (§§249-250) 93

Concluding Remarks on Historical Theology (§§251-256) 94

Part 3 Regarding Practical Theology 97

Introduction 97

[The Nature and Tasks of Practical Theology] (§257-266) 97

[The Clergy and Laity] (§267-270) 100

[Church Government and Service to the Congregation] (§§271-276) 102

I Principles of Church Service 104

[Basic Distinctions] (§§277-279) 104

[Communication and Worship in the Congregation] (§280-289) 105

[Pastoral Work] (§§290-302) 109

[Regulative Activity] (§§303-306) 113

[Epilogue: The Church's Ministry and Its Ministers] (§§307-308) 114

II Principles of Church Government 115

[Evangelical Polity] (§§309-314) 115

[The Authoritative Feature] (§§315-327) 118

[The Free, Discretionary Feature] (§§328-334) 123

Concluding Remarks on Practical Theology (§§335-338) 125

Editor's Postscript 127

The Outline 127

Part 1 Philosophical Theology 127

Part 2 Historical Theology 130

I Exegetical Theology 131

II Church History 133

III Dogmatics and Statistics 134

Part 3 Practical Theology 137

Historical Background 138

Issuance of a New Perspective 138

The Comparative Contribution and Its Reception 141

Challenges, Internal and External 143

Some Basic Influences of Philosophy on Theological Studies 146

The Nature of Dialectic 146

Forming Philosophical Theology for Oneself 147

Theology as Knowing 149

The Object of Theology 150

Theology as Critical Thinking 151

Theology in Space and Time 154

Theology as Professional Study 155

Bibliographical Note 157

Indexes

Names and Places 167

Subjects and Concepts 169

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