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New Release: Maureen Junker-Kenny, “Self, Christ and God in Schleiermacher’s Dogmatics” (De Gruyter, 2021)

New Release: Maureen Junker-Kenny, "Self, Christ and God in Schleiermacher's Dogmatics" (De Gruyter 2021)

We are glad to give notice of the release of the volume Self, Christ and God in Schleiermacher’s Dogmatics. A Theology Reconceived for Modernity by Maureen Junker-Kenny (De Gruyter 2021).

From the publisher’s website:

Since its first appearance in 1821/22, The Christian Faith has had a fractious history of reception. It implements decisive departures for theology, founding the possibility to speak about God on human freedom. It recognises the role of historical consciousness, and the need to relate to advances in the natural sciences. The study investigates the early critiques of Schleiermacher’s analysis of the feeling of utter dependence, of his conception of Christ as the archetype of the God-consciousness, and of his doctrine of God in terms of absolute causality. It reconstructs the revisions carried out in the second edition of 1830/31 as a break-through to a transcendental argumentation. Does Schleiermacher’s elaboration of the anthropological turn in theology leave it defenseless against the dissolution of faith in a saving God in Feuerbach’s projection thesis? Does it offer a naturalising account of religion? And where does the interconnectedness of nature established by God leave what was prized by the Romantics, human individuality? Ongoing objections and new constellations of questions are examined in their relevance for a modern theology that spells out faith in God as a practical self-understanding.

The table of contents is available here.

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