THE ETERNAL COVENANT: Schleiermacher's Experiment in Cultural Theology by Gerhard Spiegler

THE ETERNAL COVENANT: Schleiermacher's Experiment in Cultural Theology

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Considered the most creative and influential of nineteenth century Protestant theologians. Schleiermacher is coming into prominence today as the man who anticipated the main outlines of the present theological ferment. He sought to resolve the problem of the relation of culture to faith--of history to the absolutes of dogmatic and of revelation theology. The anther introduces this study with a succinct account of the present theological ""morass."" Then, after a brief account of Schleiermacher's general thought, turns to his central work, the Dialectic, and analyzes it to show its methodology as well as its substance. This is then related to a second work, The Christian Faith. A thoroughly scholarly work, but lively in style, and sensitive to current implications. One of the ""Makers of Modern Theology"" series. For students and theological scholars.

Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1967
Publisher: Harper & Row