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Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher


Gain insight into the father of liberal theology’s thought by studying the words he shared from the pulpit. This volume contains 26 of Friedrich Schleiermacher’s sermons on a range of topics—marriage, service, death, the resurrection, and more. This controversial theologian questioned traditional Protestant thinking and developed a system of theology based upon human experience and emotion. Any study of liberal Christianity or the Neo-Orthodoxy that responded to it should begin with Schleiermacher’s own teachings.

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Key Features

  • Offers 26 sermons from the father of liberal theology
  • Provides an effective starting point for anyone interested in the study of liberal Christianity
  • Covers many topics in a way that questioned traditional Protestant thinking


  • The Power of Prayer in Relation to Outward Circumstances
  • The Dying Savior Our Example
  • A Nation’s Duty in a War for Freedom
  • Necessity of the New Birth
  • Christ and the Unstable
  • Forgiveness and Love
  • On Marriage
  • The Christian Training of Children
  • Rejoicing Before God
  • Love and Service
  • God’s Restraining Power
  • The Last Look at Life
  • The Death of the Savior the End of All Sacrifices
  • Christ’s Resurrection an Image of Our New Life
  • Jesus Born the Son of God
  • Christ Bringing a Sword
  • The Savior’s Peace
  • Why the Divine Invitation Is Refused
  • Loved in the Beloved
  • Thanksgiving after Chastisement
  • God’s Love Magnified in Christ’s Death
  • The Prayer of Stephen
  • Provoking Each Other to Love and Good Works
  • The Savior’s Last Hours
  • The Parting Promises of the Savior
  • True Harvest Joy

Product Details

  • Title: Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher
  • Author: Friedrich Schleiermacher
  • Translator: Mary F. Wilson
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 451
  • Christian Group: Evangelicals
  • Resource Type: Sermons
  • Topic: Practical Life

About Friedrich Schleiermacher

Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768–1834) was born in Breslau, Silesia, Prussia. His father was a Reformed chaplain in the Prussian army. Schleiermacher attended a Moravian school and eventually went to the University of Halle. He graduated from Halle in 1794 and began to tutor the children of an aristocratic family. He left after two years and took up a chaplaincy at a hospital in Berlin. While in Berlin, Schleiermacher was influenced by the Romantic movement, particularly the emphasis on imagination and emotion. He read the works of Baruch Spinoza, Plato, Immanuel Kant, Fichte, and Schelling. In 1802 he became the pastor of a congregation in Stolp, Pomerania. He left in 1804 to accept a position as preacher and professor of theology at the University of Halle. In 1807, he accepted an offer to become pastor of Trinity Church in Berlin. While there, he helped found the University of Berlin and accepted a chair of theology. He also became the secretary of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Schleiermacher’s advocacy of the unification of the Reformed and Lutheran branches of the German church led to the Prussian Union of Churches in 1817. Schleiermacher wrote his magnum opus, Der christliche Glaube nach den Grundsätzen der evangelischen Kirche (The Christian Faith according to the Principles of the Protestant Church), in 1821 and revised it in 1831.