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The Cambridge Companion to Friedrich Schleiermacher

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Part of Cambridge Companions to Religion

Jacqueline Mariña, Manfred Frank, Robert Adams, Fred Beiser, Andrew Bowie, Julia Lamm, Richard Crouter, Walter Wyman, Francis Fiorenza, Brian Gerrish, Dawn DeVries, Eilert Herms, Christine Helmer, David Klemm, Theodore Vial, Thandeka, Terrence N. Tice
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  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521891370

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  • Known as the 'Father of modern theology' Friedrich Schleiermacher is without a doubt one of the most important theologians in the history of Christianity. Not only relevant to theology, he also made significant contributions in areas of philosophy such as hermeneutics, ethics, philosophy of religion and the study of Plato, and he was ahead of his time in espousing a kind of proto-feminism. Divided into three parts, this Companion deals firstly with elements of Schleiermacher's philosophy, such as metaphysics, epistemology of religious knowledge, ethics, hermeneutics, and contributions to Plato scholarship. It goes on to discuss theological topics such as sin and redemption and Christology, and the final section is devoted to Schleiermacher's understanding of culture. This is the first book in English introducing readers to all the important aspects of Schleiermacher's thought in a systematic way, containing essays by some of the best Schleiermacher scholars in Germany and in the English-speaking world.

    • A critical introduction to Schleiermacher's philosophy, theology, and understanding of culture by leading Schleiermacher scholars
    • An engaging analysis of the most significant problems in Schleiermacher interpretation
    • An excellent bibliographical resource for anyone pursuing further work on Schleiermacher
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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521891370
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Jacqueline Mariña
    Part I. Schleiermacher as Philosopher:
    1. Metaphysical foundations: a look at Schleiermacher's 'Dialectic' Manfred Frank
    2. Faith and religious knowledge Robert Adams
    3. Schleiermacher's ethics Fred Beiser
    4. The philosophical significance of Schleiermacher's hermeneutics Andrew Bowie
    5. The art of interpreting Plato Julia Lamm
    Part II. Schleiermacher as Theologian:
    6. Shaping and academic discipline: the brief outline on the study of theology Richard Crouter
    7. Schleiermacher on sin Walter Wyman
    8. Christology and anthropology in Freidrich Schleiermacher Jacqueline Mariña
    9. Schleiermacher's understanding of God as triune Francis Fiorenza
    10. Providence and grace: Schleiermacher on justification and election Brian Gerrish and Dawn DeVries
    11. Schleiermacher's 'Christian Ethics' Eilert Herms
    12. Schleiermacher's exegetical theology and the New Testament Christine Helmer
    Part III. Culture, Society and Religion:
    13. Culture, arts and religion David Klemm
    14. Schleiermacher and the state Theodore Vial
    15. Schleiermacher, feminism and liberation theologies: a key Thandeka
    16. Schleiermacher yesterday, today and tomorrow Terrence N. Tice.

  • Editor

    Jacqueline Mariña, Purdue University, Indiana
    Jacqueline Mari�a is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University, Indiana. She specialises in Kant, Schleiermacher and the philosophy of religion.

    Contributors

    Jacqueline Mariña, Manfred Frank, Robert Adams, Fred Beiser, Andrew Bowie, Julia Lamm, Richard Crouter, Walter Wyman, Francis Fiorenza, Brian Gerrish, Dawn DeVries, Eilert Herms, Christine Helmer, David Klemm, Theodore Vial, Thandeka, Terrence N. Tice

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