American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Schleiermacher, Friedrich Daniel Ernst 1768-1834. German philosopher, Protestant theologian and originator of modern hermeneutics who believed that the individual must develop a personal religious attitude.
“I cannot adopt the interpretation of Schleiermacher, which is adapted to the passage as if this were its proper place.”
“Through their emphasis on the “hermeneutic circle” through which humans undertake to understand the meanings created by other humans ” in texts, symbols, and actions ” hermeneutic philosophers such as Schleiermacher (1838),”
“Old Testament scholar Francis Watson, it can be said to have had three main figures: the systematic theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher, often called the father of modern (Protestant) theology, who lived from 1768 to 1834; the historian of theology Adolf von Harnack, who lived from 18511 to 1930, and the exegete Rudolf Bultmann, who lived from 1884 to 1976.”
“Schleiermacher on true religious fellowship: An essay on Friedrich Schleiermacher's view of the church.”
“Schleiermacher talks about faith being neither a knowing nor a doing but a kind of feeling, a sense of absolute dependence, and a consequent understanding of all things in and through the infinite.1 Calvin mentions the sensus divinitatis directly, and also the connection between this sense and the natural world.2 Like any capacity, however, it may remain undeveloped or under-developed.”
“Of course eschatology will always remain a matter of faith, something affirmed, as Schleiermacher intimated, at an intuitive, feeling level.”
“Like you and I, Schleiermacher had an evangelical conversion experience.”
“For me, the great liberals were the likes of Spinoza, Schleiermacher, Coleridge, Arnold, and Emerson-- in other words, the Romantics.”
“Returning to Clayton's own treatment of the theme of agency divine and human, key dialogue partners at this juncture are Whitehead and Schleiermacher.”
“Clayton's book has me thinking I should be reading Schleiermacher, too...”
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