Category Archives: Friedrich Schleiermacher

Is The Devil Real? The Bible’s Take Contra Friedrich Schleiermacher’s

Is the Devil real; some refer to this as: is the Devil personal? Yes, I personally think the Devil is real. I can only arrive at this conclusion based upon the Dominical affirmation and teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Theology, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Spiritual Warfare | 1 Comment

What Hath Philosophy to do with Theology?: With Reference to Friedrich Schleiermacher without Reference to Friedrich Schleiermacher

I just wrote the following post, and then didn’t feel like quoting Schleiermacher because what I was going to quote from him is very long; and I just don’t feel like transcribing something like that right now. Nevertheless, I thought … Continue reading

Posted in Friedrich Schleiermacher, Theology

What Does the Practical Syllogism [assurance of salvation] Have to Do With Modern Theology’s Turn-to-the-Subject?

For people concerned about such things—I haven’t come across anyone who seems to be for a long time now, which normally I would think is a good thing, but I’m afraid that the reason why is not for a good … Continue reading

Posted in Assurance Of Salvation, Barth, Bruce McCormack, Friedrich Schleiermacher, John Calvin, Kant, Karl Barth, Stephen Strehle, T. F. Torrance, Theo-Anthropology, Theodore Beza, Thomas F. Torrance

A Reflection on the Church and Science conference, and Schleiermacher’s Doctrine of Creation

Today I attended the Church and Science conference sponsored by New Wine, New Wineskins which is a theology of culture ministry that Dr. Paul Metzger initiated at my alma mater, Multnomah Biblical Seminary. Multnomah has partnered with the American Association … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Bruce McCormack, Cultural Christianity, Culture, Doctrine Of Creation, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Fundamentalism, Schleiermacher, Science | 13 Comments

The ‘Coming Out’ Party of the progressive Christians: An Historical-Sociological Sketch

I cannot but help to sense the ‘spirit’ of Friedrich Schleiermacher alive and well within my own Christian heritage in evangelicalism; but in its younger expression found in what some call progressive Christianity. It is almost as if the same … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Ethics, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Fundamentalism, H. R. Macintosh

Brian Zahnd and Friedrich Schleiermacher: §1. How Does Zahnd Compare to Schleiermacher on “How Does Dying for our Sins Work?”

Brian Zahnd, about a year or so ago wrote a blog post entitled: How Does “Dying for our Sins” Work? For the remainder of this post we will engage with what Zahnd wrote, and then we will compare Zahnd’s theory … Continue reading

Posted in Brian Zahnd, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Salvation | 5 Comments

Standing with Friedrich Schleiermacher against Philosophical Theology

There seems to be an ascendancy, once again, of philosophical theology [and I apologize, this post, or at least this point of this post is going to have to remain rather general and abstract without any concrete examples at the … Continue reading

Posted in Analytic Theology, Friedrich Schleiermacher | 15 Comments

Stephen Holmes’ Trinity back to the classics and away from the Moderns

Here is a post I began to write back in April of this year as I finished Stephen Holmes’ excellent book The Quest For The Trinity. I never finished the post, and it has been sitting as a draft ever since then. … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Doctrine Of God, Doctrine of God, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Karl Barth, Trinity

Christian Theology is only For Christians, That’s What My Homey Schleiermacher Says

There seems to be an ascendancy, once again, of philosophical theology [and I apologize, this post, or at least this point of this post is going to have to remain rather general and abstract without any concrete examples at the … Continue reading

Posted in 'Liberal Theology', American Evangelicalism, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Analytic Theology, Analytical Theology, Bruce McCormack, Evangelical Calvinism, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Philosophical Theology | 23 Comments

On Being a Christian Theological Exegete: B.B. Warfield V. Friedrich Schleiermacher

There is a certain methodology a theologian or exegete should follow if they want to be considered a Christian Theologian or Exegete. The methodology a Christian Theologian or Exegete should follow is one that principally starts with Jesus as the … Continue reading

Posted in B. B. Warfield, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Fundamentalism, Hermeneutics, Theological Exegesis