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Friedrich Schleiermacher: Between Enlightenment and Romanticism (Paperback)
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Friedrich Schleiermacher: Between Enlightenment and Romanticism (Paperback)

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Paperback 292 Pages / Published: 31/07/2008
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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 (Mendelssohn, Hegel and Kierkegaard), his work as public theologian (dialogue on Jewish emancipation, founding the University of Berlin) as well as the formation and impact of his two most famous books, On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers and The Christian Faith. Richard Crouter examines Schleiermacher's stance regarding the status of doctrine, Church and political authority, and the place of theology among the academic disciplines. Dedicated to the Protestant Church in the line of Calvin, Schleiermacher was equally a man of the university who brought the highest standards of rationality, linguistic sensitivity and a sense of history to bear upon religion.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521012010
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review of the hardback: 'Crouter's book is important for tracing the evolution of Schleiermacher's thought. ... Crouter has long harboured a wish to write a biography of Schleiermacher, and his knowledge of the factors that shaped his life and thought make this book a valuable guide to understanding him.' Church Times
'Crouter's essays are much more than occasional papers. Each is thoroughly researched and densely noted; Crouter's command of both the primary and secondary Schleiermacher literature is prodigious. Yet, for all their scholarly heft and discipline, these essays are charming, witty and graceful.' German Studies Review
"The nuanced positions of the man in the context of his times are well presented and critically considered in this collection. Highly recommended." -Choice
"Crouter's treatment of these major works is engaging, and his deft handling of many of Schleiermacher's less-known writings further illuminates the subject of these essays." -Forrest Clingerman, Ohio Northern University
"(A)nyone with a taste for thoughtful reflection and well-crafted prose will find reading these 11 essays a delight." -Robert W. Whalen, Queens University, German Studies Review
"This collection testifies to the power of elegant and seminal essays. Crouter has painted a richly detailed and subtle portrait of a Schleiermacher rarely seen in the anglophone world...This collection should be required reading for anyone- specialist or passing acquaintance. friend or foe- who thinks she or he understands Schleiermacher...they are illuminating and invaluable essays." -Julia A. Lamm, Theological Studies
"[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

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