Kinlaw, Jeffery Books

State of Schleiermacher Scholarship Today
2006 0-7734-5742-9
This book includes 16 essays that are reflective of Friedrich Schleiermacher’s contributions across a number of disciplines as well as the wide range of Schleiermacher scholarship today. The essays by Liberty Stewart, Sung Chel Kim, and Carl Kalwaitis all focus on different aspects of Schleiermacher’s 1799 Speeches on Religion. The essays by Terrence Tice and Edwina Lawler illuminate Schleiermacher as “Prince of the Church” through Tice’s translation of two sermons given by Schleiermacher in 1821 and Lawler’s exploration of themes in his New Year’s Sermons in relation to his early works, the Soliloquies and What Gives Value to Life. John Wallhausser describes Schleiermacher’s contributions to ethics, while Roger Badham discusses his hermeneutical theory. James Stamm’s essay relates to Schleiermacher’s work as the great German translator of Plato. Donna Bowman is interested in Schleiermacher the theologian. Her essay provides a process reading of his doctrine of the election. There are a number of comparative studies. Both David Seiple and Sergio Sorrentino have as their topic the relation between Schleiermacher and Barth, while Christopher Adair-Toteff looks at the figure of Troeltsch, and Jack Crossley at the philosopher Hegel. Jeffery Kinlaw provides a philosophical perspective through his exploration of Schleiermacher’s transcendent ground argument. This work both begins and ends with contributions by the great teacher of Schleiermacher, Michael D. Ryan, whose first essay explores the impact that Schleiermacher has had in his own life and thought and whose final article discusses the “Christian Humanism” of Schleiermacher as seen in his 1806 book, Christmas Eve: Dialogue on the Incarnation.