Richard Crouter's introduction places the work in the milieu of early German Romanticism, Kant criticism, the revival of Spinoza and Plato studies, and theories of literary criticism and of the physical sciences, and his fully annotated edition also includes a chronology and notes on further reading. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Schleiermacher’s insight that true religion is a finite man responding with love to an infinite God is accurate. On the issue of universalism, there seems to be a synergy between Spinoza’s pantheism (all that is is God) and the egalitarian love of much medieval and Lutheran mysticism. This edition presents the original 1799 text in English for the first time. Get this from a library! He is obviously influenced by dialectic thought but does not appear to be a strict Hegelian. Schleiermacher: On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers, Schleiermacher: On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers, Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy. Other articles where On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers is discussed: Christianity: Apologetics: defending the faith: …into emergent Romanticism in his On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers (1799). 3:4). The system of Schleiermacher is not supported by the Bible, the Holy Spirit’s testimony within Christ’s Church, or by reason—reason submissive to revelation and reason ruling over revelation. Schleiermacher's On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers is a classic of modern Protestant religious thought that powerfully displays the tensions between the Romantic and Enlightenment accounts of religion. Rom. Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books. Copyright LibraryThing and/or members of LibraryThing, authors, publishers, libraries, cover designers, Amazon, Bol, Bruna, etc. Benefits: The book is of historical value to exhibit what happens when Christians attempt to adopt the first principles of materialism or any other alien philosophy into their theological system. The First Speech is "Defence" (Schleiermacher 1996, 1-25) and the Second Speech is "The Nature of Religion" (Schleiermacher 1996, 26-118). This edition presents the original 1799 text in English for the first time. Because he was often more concerned about the rhetorical effect rather than clarity, there are about 60 pages of explanations required to explain to his readers exactly what he meant. He begins with the following presuppositions: human beings are evolving and maturing, God’s work with humanity must be universal, true piety is the positive emotional response of the finite to the Infinite. Free shipping for many products! Written when its youthful author was deeply involved in German Romanticism and the critique of Kant's moral and religious philosophy, it is a masterly expression of Protestant Christian apologetics of the modern period, which powerfully displays the tensions between the Romantic and Enlightenment accounts of religion. This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. The “cultured despisers” of religion rejected the dogmatics of traditional Christianity in one of two ways. He argues that doctrine and creeds are of little benefit in guiding the emotions, and the point of true religion is to experience the Infinite. •On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers (1799) • Soliloquies (1800) • Hermeneutics and Criticism (1809-10) • The Christian Faith according to the Principles of the Protestant Church (1821-2) Brief Bibliography • Kant’s Philosophy of Religion We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. This really becomes its own kind of belief system. Schleiermacher's On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers is a classic of modern Protestant religious thought that powerfully displays the tensions between the Romantic and Enlightenment accounts of religion. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for On Religion : Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers by Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher and John C. Oman (1994, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay!