Christian Faith (Two-Volume Set): A New Translation and Critical Edition

Christian Faith (Two-Volume Set): A New Translation and Critical Edition


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Christian Faith is one of the most important works of Christian theology ever written. The author, known as the "father of theological liberalism," correlates the entirety of Christian doctrine to the human experience of and consciousness of God. A work of exhaustive scholarship written in deep sympathy with the ministry of congregations and church bodies, Christian Faith has inspired admiration and debate from all quarters of the Christian family since its first publication in 1821.

This is the first full translation of Schleiermacher's Christian Faith since 1928 and the first English-language critical edition ever. Edited by top Schleiermacher scholars, this edition includes extensive notes that detail changes Schleiermacher made to the text and explain references that may be unfamiliar to contemporary readers. Employing shorter sentences and more careful tracking of vocabulary, the editors have crafted a translation that is significantly easier to read and follow. Anyone who wishes to understand theology in the modern period will find this an indispensable resource.

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ISBN-13: 9780664226206
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 09/30/2016
Edition description: Translatio
Pages: 1160
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 3.10(d)

About the Author

Catherine L. Kelsey is Dean of the Chapel and Spiritual Life and Gerald L. Schlessman Visiting Assistant Professor of Methodist Studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. She was the Chaplain and Director of the Multifaith Center at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania for many years.

Edwina Lawler is Professor Emerita at Drew University where she taught German for 44 years. A Fulbright Scholar at Tübingen, she is an experienced translator of Friedrich Schleiermacher, Dorothea Schlegel, and David Friedrich Strauss.

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