The Philosophy of Schleiermacher.

By Richard Brandt

Printed: 1968

Publisher: Greenwood Press. Connecticut.

Dimensions 15 × 23 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 15 x 23 x 3

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Red cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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This volume was given to my family by my friend the learned Professor James P Mackey (1934–2020) ormer Thomas Chalmers Chair of Theology, Dean of Divinity and founder-editor of Studies in World Christianity: The Edinburgh Review of Theology and Religion. An Irishman, born and bred, James Patrick Mackey had a dazzling student career, BA with First Class Honours from the National University of Ireland, followed by a LPh, BD, STL and DD from the Pontifical University of Maynooth.

“A survey, synthesis and criticism of the thinking of a significant philosopher and theologian”. “Much of his philosophical work was in the philosophy of religion, but from a modern philosophical point of view it is his hermeneutics (i.e., theory of interpretation) and his theory of translation that deserve the most attention.”

Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher  November 21, 1768 – February 12, 1834) was a German Reformed theologian, philosopher, and biblical scholar known for his attempt to reconcile the criticisms of the Enlightenment with traditional Protestant Christianity. He also became influential in the evolution of higher criticism, and his work forms part of the foundation of the modern field of hermeneutics. Because of his profound effect on subsequent Christian thought, he is often called the “Father of Modern Liberal Theology” and is considered an early leader in liberal Christianity. The neo-orthodoxy movement of the twentieth century, typically (though not without challenge) seen to be spearheaded by Karl Barth, was in many ways an attempt to challenge his influence. As a philosopher he was a leader of German Romanticism.

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