Vance, Robert Lee

Sin and Self-Consciousness in the Thought of Friedrich Schleiermacher
1994 0-7734-2862-3
In this study sin is portrayed as a determinate feature of human life, known in Schleiermacher's terms to be real precisely because it constitutes a full actualized "state" of self-consciousness, which can be distinctly located in the developmental course of life as a "stage", with states lying before and after it. Sin is just as signal a reality as is any other state of human life, because it is one "actual form" in which are conjointly actualized the potentiating elements of God- and world-consciousness.