Synopses & Reviews
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, among other topics. He was ahead of his time as well in espousing a kind of proto-feminism. Divided into three parts, this Companion considers elements of Schleiermacher's philosophy such as metaphysics, epistemology of religious knowledge, ethics, hermeneutics, and contributions to Plato scholarship, as well as theological topics such as sin, redemption and Christology, and his understanding of culture.
An introduction to all the important aspects of Schleiermacher's thought in a systematic way.
About the Author
Jacqueline Mariña is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. She specialises in Kant, Schleiermacher and philosophy of religion.
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.