Friedrich Schleiermacher

Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834)

“History, in the most proper sense, is the highest object of religion. It begins and ends with religion–for in religion’s eyes prophecy is also history, and the two are not to be distinguished from one another.”

  • From Friedrich Schleiermacher’s On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers (second speech), translated by Richard Crouter (Cambridge University Press, 2012).


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