Reader's Guide to Schleiermacher's Christian Faith

Introduction to the Reader's Guide

Each section of the Reader's Guide contains links to the following resources.

  • Paragraph headings in H.R. Mackintosh and J.S. Stewart's English translation of Friedrich Schleiermacher's Christian Faith, 2nd ed. (1830-1831).
  • Corresponding sections in George Cross's The Theology of Schleiermacher: A Condensed Presentation of His Chief Work, "The Christian Faith" (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1911), which is in the public domain and is here slightly modified in places from the version posted online. For the other parts of Cross's book, see the Preface, the Historical Introduction, the Estimate of Schleiermacher's influence, and the Reference Works. Cross's book is not the definitive work on Christian Faith, and it certainly was not the last word. But it is in the public domain!
  • Definitions of key terms used in The Christian Faith (displayed with paragraph headings).
  • Questions about The Christian Faith to help readers understand the text (displayed with paragraph headings).

Symbols in the grid below are as follows:

paragraph headings (directly from the Christian Faith)

extra material: definitions of key terms and questions to test understanding (along with paragraph headings)

summary of the section from the George Cross volume (details above)

 

INTRODUCTION
    Introduction
1
Chapter 1
2-19
Chapter 2
20-31
     
               
               
FIRST PART
    Introduction
32-35
First Section
36-49
Second Section
50-56
Third Section
57-61
   
               
               
SECOND PART
    Introduction
62-64
         
               
  First Aspect          
    Introduction
65
First Section
66-74
Second Section
75-78
Third Section
79-85
   
               
               
  Second Aspect          
    Introduction
86-90
First Section
91
Second Section
113-114
Third Section
164-169
   
      First Division
92-105
First Division
115-125
     
      Second Division
106-112
Second Division
126
     
        First Half
127-147
     
        Second Half
148-156
     
        Third Division
157-163
     
               
               
               
CONCLUSION
170-172
               

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