This book is valuable for its accessible presentation of theological prolegomania. It is also unique in that it develops Schleiermacher's political theology, such as his giving his parishioners hope during the trials of the Napoleonic invasion. It presents Schleiermacher as less the master of Christian dogma and instead as the university professor and master of hermeneutics. -- Mark Mattes Lutheran Quarterly
About the Author
Theodore Vial is Assistant Professor of Theology at Iliff School of Theology, USA.