Friedrich Schleiermacher Resources - Homepage

The aim of this website is to help visitors learn about the life and thought of German philosopher-theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834). If you are visiting this site, you probably don't need to be told why Schleiermacher is an important figure in the history of philosophy, theology, hermeneutics, existentialism, ecumenism, and university administration. So let's keep it simple. Here's what you can find on this site (use the index at left to navigate).

Christian Faith Reader's Guide

This wonderful resource helps you read and learn about Schleiermacher's most important theological work: The Christian Faith. The Reader's Guide is the work of Boston University graduate students.

Friedrich Schleiermacher Timeline

This artistically presented timeline if Schleiermacher's life and times involves extensive research and gives you an unprecedented sense for his character, context, and activities.


There are lists of books and articles introducing various aspects of Schleiermacher studies.

Interpretative Research Essays

These are research papers aiming to make a contribution to the scholarly community's attempts to understand Schleiermacher's life and thought. The research essays have been produced by Boston University graduate students.

Web Links

This is a compilation of reviews of sites from all over the World Wide Web related to Schleiermacher.


Here you will find images of Schleiermacher. Please let the site editor know, using the feedback address, if any of these pictures are not in the public domain and they will be removed.

Reviews of Books and Articles

These are brief reviews of books and articles related to Schleiermacher, including some of Schleiermacher's own writings. The reviews have been produced by Boston University graduate students.

Course Syllabi

This is a collection of syllabi Schleiermacher. Syllabi are welcome; please email the contact address.