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The Cambridge Companion to Friedrich Schleiermacher (Cambridge Companions to Religion)

The Cambridge Companion to Friedrich Schleiermacher (Cambridge Companions to Religion)

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Cambridge University Press, 11/10/2005
EAN 9780521814485, ISBN10: 0521814480

Hardcover, 364 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

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.

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.