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
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.
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