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Christmas Eve: A Dialogue on the Celebration of Christmas


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Written as a Socratic-style dialogue, Christmas Eve recounts a number of conversations during a banquet held on Christmas Eve by a woman named Ernestine. Through discussions between the various characters, Schleiermacher communicates his views on theology and religion—particularly as they relate to the role of Christ. The people represented in the book are taken from the types of people Schleiermacher associated with—the educated, cultured section of society. These were the type of people Schleiermacher preached to and prayed with. It is thus representative of Schleiermacher’s liberal understanding of theology as descriptive of the experiences of the people in a religious community.

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  • Offers clear clear insight into the vitality and power of the Christian regeneration, and its supreme significance for the whole life of mankind
  • Presents the ideas of Schleiermacher through the use of Socratic-dialogue
  • Includes a brief history of the origins of Christmas within the church

Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768–1834), often called the father of modern theology, was a German philosopher and one of the greatest Protestant theologians of the 19th century. He is often regarded as the father of modern hermeneutics, i.e. the science of interpreting the Bible, and known for his many other works in the area of systematic theology. Otto Weber states that, “Retrospectively, the dogmatics of the 19th century can be understood essentially as the direct, indirect, or negatively received influence of the theology of Friedrich Daniel Schleiermacher, one of the most powerful personalities in all of church history, in some ways comparable with Augustine.”


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