How to Read Schleiermacher

Here I discuss how to read Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher, including my suggestions for reading his great dogmatics, “Christian Faith.” I also discuss the secondary literature on him. Books by Schleiermacher: Christian Faith On the Glaubenslehre Servant of the Word […]

Schleiermacher in 5 Minutes

No one can learn Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher in five minutes, of course. But here I aim to introduce you to what I think are a few of the central ideas in his theology. My book on Schleiermacher

Read Schleiermacher, for Barth’s Sake!

I am very pleased to announce that, after a year of intensive study, I have finished my new book, Schleiermacher in Plain English. I am extremely proud of this book. It challenged me more than anything else I’ve written, and […]

Review: “Schleiermacher and Sustainability” (Ed. Shelli Poe)

Book: Schleiermacher and Sustainability: A Theology for Ecological Living Edited by Shelli M. Poe [AMAZON LINK] Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press, 2018. Columbia Theological Seminary: Columbia Series in Reformed Theology. [PUBLISHER’S LINK] Overview: This book is a well-organized and timely collection […]

Eternal Blessedness for All? by Anette I. Hagan (Review)

Book: Eternal Blessedness for All?: A Historical-Systematic Examination of Schleiermacher’s Understanding of Predestination by Anette I. Hagan (Princeton Monograph Series) [AMAZON LINK] Publisher: Pickwick Publications [PUBLISHER LINK] Overview: Anette I. Hagan’s book is a careful and thorough examination of Schleiermacher’s doctrine of election. She focuses […]

“The Eternal Covenant” by Daniel James Pedersen (a Review)

Book: The Eternal Covenant: Schleiermacher on God and Natural Science (Theologische Bibliothek Töpelmann) by Daniel James Pedersen [AMAZON LINK] Publisher: Walter de Gruyter [PUBLISHERS LINK] Overview: An excellent and carefully written study, Pedersen’s The Eternal Covenant is indispensable for serious scholars of Schleiermacher’s theology. The arguments […]