Foley, Peter Books
Dr. Peter W. Foley is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Arizona. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. Dr. Foley has authored a book on Heinrich von Kleist and Adam Müller. His articles have appeared in journals such as New Atheneaum / Neues Atheneaum and Theologische Literaturzeitung on figures such as Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Adam Müller and Friedrich Schleiermacher.2006 0-7734-5623-6Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship
This book addresses the question of why Schleiermacher never completed the two final parts of his work, Essay on a Theory of Sociable Behavior
, the first two parts of which were published in the 1799 January and February editions of Berlinisches Archiv der Zeit und ihres Geschmacks
. The author’s argument is persuasive that it was never completed because Schleiermacher made the move from an understanding of sociability that was secular to a much fuller understanding of sociability as religious. Schleiermacher’s new religious understanding of sociability was included in his ground-breaking work, On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers
, also published in 1799.