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An Analysis of Friedrich Schleiermacher's On Religion By Ruth Jackson

An Analysis of Friedrich Schleiermacher's On Religion by Ruth Jackson

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An Analysis of Friedrich Schleiermacher's On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers by Ruth Jackson

On Religion is a major text for the development of modern religious thought in the West and its author, German theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher, is remembered as the Father of Modern Protestant Theology, as well as for his contributions to philosophy, ethics and hermeneutics. Comprising five lively speeches, which defend religion as a universal element of human life, the text was addressed to the young intellectual elite of early nineteenth-century Berlin. It demonstrates Schleiermacher's critique of Kant's religious and moral thought, while also showing his indebtedness to the divergent movements of Enlightenment rationalism and Romanticism.

About Ruth Jackson

Dr Ruth Jackson did postgraduate work in theology and religious studies at the University of Cambridge. She is currently a Research Fellow in theology at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities in Cambridge, where she worked on the ERC-funded project The Bible and Antiquity in Nineteenth-Century Culture.

Table of Contents

Ways in to the text

Who was Friedrich Schleiermacher?

What does On Religion Say?

Why does On Religion Matter?

Section 1: Influences

Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context

Module 2: Academic Context

Module 3: The Problem

Module 4: The Author's Contribution

Section 2: Ideas

Module 5: Main Ideas

Module 6: Secondary Ideas

Module 7: Achievement

Module 8: Place in the Author's Work

Section 3: Impact

Module 9: The First Responses

Module 10: The Evolving Debate

Module 11: Impact and Influence Today

Module 12: Where Next?

Glossary of Terms

People Mentioned in the Text

Works Cited

Additional information

NGR9781912453627
9781912453627
1912453622
An Analysis of Friedrich Schleiermacher's On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers by Ruth Jackson
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