Friedrich Schleiermacher on Creeds, Confessions and Church Union “ That They May Be One”

Author: Schleiermacher, Friedrich
Year:2004
Pages:275
ISBN:0-7734-6464-6
978-0-7734-6464-3
Price:199.95
These items are translated here for the first time, eight from German (by Nicol) and one from Latin (the 1817 "Oratio" by Terrence Tice). Together they represent Schleiermacher at his ecclesial best: as epoch-making interpreter of creeds and confessions, as engaging preacher to a worshipping community, as university scholar in service of the church (as he emphasizes the 16th century Reformers were), as official leader, as critically minded student of tradition, as sharp but loving debater on crucial issues, and as advocate of Christian community and church union.

Reviews

“This extraordinarily well-integrated work, organized by University of Toronto professor Iain Nicol, is a concise collection, from 1817 to 1822 and 1831, of six essays, two sermons and one celebratory address. They offer, better than any other set of writings by his hand, Schleiermacher's faithful yet critical and innovative understanding of themes indicated in the title. These items are translated here for the first time, eight from German (by Nicol) and one from Latin (the 1817 "Oratio" by Terrence Tice). Together they represent Schleiermacher at his ecclesial best: as epoch-making interpreter of creeds and confessions, as engaging preacher to a worshipping community, as university scholar in service of the church (as he emphasizes the 16th-century Reformers were), as official leader, as critically minded student of tradition, as sharp but loving debater on crucial issues, and as advocate of Christian community and church union. In all these respects, though presented in much greater practical detail, I consider this volume to be an excellent companion to Dr. Nicol's translation and commentary on Schleiermacher's 1830 sermonic treatise on Reformation themes – Reformed But Ever Reforming: Sermons in Relation to the Celebration of the Handing Over of the Augsburg Confession (1830) (Edwin Mellen Press, 1997). Together the two volumes wonderfully breathe the latter-day Evangelical spirit of this great founder of modern theology.” (From the Commendatory Preface) Terrence N. Tice, Professor Emeritus, The University of Michigan

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Editor's Introduction
1. Official Declaration of the Synod of Berlin concerning the Celebration of Holy Communion which it will hold on 30 October 1817
2. Sermon on the Second Day of the Reformation Jubilee Festival, 1817
3. Address Celebrating the Third Centennial of the Reformation of the Church by Luther at the University of Berlin held on 3 November 1817
4. To Court Chaplain D. Ammon on His Examination of Harms's Theses
5. Supplement to my Letter to Mr. Ammon
6. On the Proper Value and Binding Authority of Symbolic Books
7. To the Members of the Two Congregations that Belong to the Church of the Triune God
8. Sermon on Palm Sunday, 31 March 1822, at the Celebration of the Union of the Two Congregations of the Church of the Triune God
9. To Doctors D. von Cölln and D. Schultz: An Open Letter from Dr. Fr. Schleiermacher
Bibliography
Indexes
• Scriptural References
• Names and Places
• Subjects and Concepts