Schleiermacher's Introductions to the Dialogues of Plato

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Thoemmes Press, 1836 - Philosophy - 432 pages

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Page 429 - CV. *HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH ; from the Ascension of Jesus Christ to the Conversion of Constantine. By the late EDWARD BURTON, DD, Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford.
Page 429 - HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH EPISCOPACY, FROM THE PERIOD OF THE LONG PARLIAMENT, TO THE ACT OF UNIFORMITY; 'With Sketches of the Religious Parties of the time ; and a Review of Ecclesiastical Affairs in England from the Reformation.
Page 432 - MUSICAL HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY, AND CRITICISM; being a General Survey of Music from the earliest Period to the Present Time.
Page 431 - PSALMS and HYMNS, for PUBLIC WORSHIP; Selected and Revised by the Rev. JE RIDDLE, MA, Assistant Minister of Brunswick Chapel. Complete in Two Handsome Folio
Page 429 - TURTON, DD, Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Cambridge, and Dean of Peterborough.

About the author (1836)

The son of a devout Reformed clergyman, Friedrich Schleiermacher was born at Breslau, studied theology at Halle, and was ordained in 1790. In 1796 he became a preacher in Berlin, where he came under the influence of Fichtean idealism through his close association with Friedrich Schlegel. Schleiermacher became famous through the publication of what is still his best-known work, On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers (1799). In this he argued that religion is not a matter of theoretical knowledge (whether metaphysical or historical) but rather of the "feeling of absolute dependence" through which the individual self relates itself to the whole of existence. During the next decade he produced a series of works on religion and ethics, and a translation of Plato's dialogues. He held professorships in theology at Halle (1804--10) and Berlin (after 1810). Schleiermacher's greatest theological work was The Christian Faith (1821--22). His philosophical works are some of the best products of the romantic movement. His ethical theory is, broadly speaking, in the Kantian tradition but argues for a more flexible conception of ethical norms than Kant's, making allowances both for cultural diversity and for the idiosyncrasies of the individual personality. His religious thought is characterized by an emphasis on feeling and an attempt to show the affinity of religious with aesthetic feeling. His theology makes the person of the Redeemer central to Christian doctrine. Schleiermacher's theological writings not only emphasize the importance of pious feeling but also show great sensitivity to the empirical history of Christianity and rigorous scriptural scholarship. Through the latter, Schleiermacher made important original contributions to the theory of textual interpretation, and can be considered a forerunner of Dilthey in the "hermeneutic" tradition in philosophy.

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