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By Anette I. Hagan

everlasting blessedness for all? This paintings exhibits how the acclaimed father of contemporary theology, Friedrich Schleiermacher, brilliantly approached this challenge. It took many twists and turns of ancient and philosophically minded analyses, notwithstanding, for him to get to a theologically acceptable solution. This booklet unpacks these efforts in achievable shape, in line with a detailed exam of a pivotal 1819 essay, at the Doctrine of Election; his masterpiece, Christian religion; sermons; and different similar assets. Schleiermacher used to be the 1st sleek theologian of stature to recommend the common recovery of all humanity. This research additionally screens the historic, ecumenical, and doctrinal contexts within which his perspectives have been shaped. It takes a cautious examine the modern reception of his heterodox, universalist reinterpretation of the conventional Reformed doctrine of double predestination and of Lutheran possible choices, displaying that his public stance used to be, actually, quite ambiguous, for purposes made transparent right here. eventually, it examines purposes for his failure to persuade modern theologians and concludes with an evaluate of his interpretation of the doctrine of the single everlasting divine decree of common election in view of present pursuits in theology.

“In this terribly clear-headed exam of a key doctrinal challenge in theology, Hagan takes readers via darkish thickets of conventional discuss divine selection of people’s prestige earlier than and after loss of life with penetrating mild. In a chain of deft steps she courses us via Schleiermacher’s masterfully thought of alternative, which guardedly affirms a doctrine of ultimately common recovery. This she indicates him doing with no bypassing the seriousness of sin yet giving primacy to the preferrred love, knowledge, and gear of divine grace.”
—Terrence N. Tice, college of Michigan (emeritus)

“In this compelling research, Hagan provides a entire remedy of Schleiermacher’s leading edge doctrine of election. With sustained cognizance to the underlying contexts of German Reformed Protestantism and Prussian church union, Hagan offers an insightful exposition and perceptive research of the improvement of Schleiermacher’s realizing of election and its systematic implications. . . . this can be a deeply extraordinary and hugely enticing e-book, providing an entire contribution to the continuing renaissance in Schleiermacher studies.”
—Paul T. Nimmo, New collage, Edinburgh

Eternal Blessedness for All? is either an illuminating and chic learn of Schleiermacher’s theological mind's eye and a call for participation to readers to think about the very nature of theology itself as a size of the arts. Schleiermacher is presently the topic of renewed between students of faith, who're rediscovering him as one of many founders of contemporary inquiry in faith. . . . Hagan’s paintings should shake a few modern theological foundations!”
—Christine Helmer, Northwestern University

Eternal Blessedness for All? masterfully locates Schleiermacher’s argument for universalism—as defined in his essay on predestination—in dating to concrete ecclesial matters and broader doctrinal implications. This goldmine of data and perception is either pleasant to readers new to Schleiermacher and provocative sufficient to prod professional students in new instructions. With transparent prose Hagan sketches an image of Schleiermacher that's at the same time entire, severe, and compelling.”
—Allen G. Jorgenson, Wilfred Laurier University

Anette Hagan is Senior Curator of infrequent e-book Collections on the nationwide Library of Scotland. She is additionally an elder within the Church of Scotland and is totally bilingual. Her curiosity in Schleiermacher arose in the course of her undergraduate years within the early Nineteen Nineties on the collage of Mainz, Germany. It got here to concentration in a grasp of Theology thesis on his doctrine of predestination on the college of Divinity, collage of Edinburgh, drastically prolonged in

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