Friedrich Schleiermacher: Between Enlightenment and Romanticism by Richard CrouterFriedrich Schleiermacher: Between Enlightenment and Romanticism by Richard Crouter

Friedrich Schleiermacher: Between Enlightenment and Romanticism

byRichard Crouter

Paperback | July 31, 2008

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Friedrich Schleiermacher's groundbreaking work in theology and philosophy was forged in the cultural ferment of Berlin at the convergence of the Enlightenment and Romanticism. The three sections of this book include illuminating sketches of Schleiermacher's relationship to contemporaries, his work as a public theologian, as well as the formation and impact of his two most famous books, On Religion and The Christian Faith. Richard Crouter's essays examine the theologian's stance regarding the status of doctrine, church and political authority, and the place of theology among the academic disciplines.
Title:Friedrich Schleiermacher: Between Enlightenment and RomanticismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:July 31, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521012015

ISBN - 13:9780521012010

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Taking the Measure of Schleiermacher: 1. Revisiting Dilthey on Schleiermacher and biography; 2. Schleiermacher, Mendelssohn and Enlightenment theology: comparing On Religion (1799) and Jerusalem (1783); 3. Hegel and Schleiermacher in Berlin: a many-sided debate; 4. Kierkegaard's not so hidden debt to Schleiermacher; Part II. Signposts of a Public Theologian: 5. Schleiermacher's Letters on the Occasion and the crisis of Berlin Jewry; 6. A proposal for a new Berlin University; 7. Schleiermacher and the theology of bourgeois society: a critique of the critics; Part III. Textual Readings and Milestones: 8. Schleiermacher's theory of language: the ubiquity of a romantic text; 9. Shaping an academic discipline: the Brief Outline on the Study of Theology; 10. Rhetoric and substance in the revision of The Christian Faith (1821-1822); 11. On Religion as a religious classic: hermeneutical musings after two hundred years.

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"[Richard Crouter] is blessed with a gift for clear, elegant prose. Anyone wishing to find a completely reliable guide to Schleiermacher's achievement cannot afford to pass by this book. Crouter deserves highest praise for setting the historical record straight as well as opening up new vistas of interpretation for students of modern theology." -Paul E. Capetz, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, Minnesota, Interpretation