Friedrich Schleiermacher’s “Christian Faith”

Fall 2017
W 1:30-3:20pm
Area II
Permission Required
Limited Enrollment
Course Description: 

The course involves a close reading of the whole of The Christian Faith, one of the greatest works in Christian theology by one of the most influential and controversial theologians of the modern period, Friedrich Schleiermacher.
Students will come to understand the text both comprehensively and in detail, and to understand its general significance for the history of modern Christian thought.

Background Expected: 

At least one prior course in theology, preferably either Introduction to Theology or Systematic Theology.

Course Requirements: 

1) Class participation. Students should come to class prepared to discuss all of the reading, but each student will also be assigned a short section of text for that week and will be responsible for summarizing its meaning and outlining the steps of the argument to be found there.
2) Three 5-7 pg papers. Each paper should offer exposition, interpretation, and criticism of a portion of The Christian Faith.

Basis of Evaluation: 

Class participation: 25%
Each of three papers: 25% (75% total)