Friedrich Schleiermacher

Friedrich Schleiermacher (c. 1768-1834)

“This infinite chaos, where of course every point represents a world, is as such actually the most suitable and highest symbol of religion. In religion, as in this chaos, only the particular is true and necessary; nothing can or may be proved anything else.”

  • 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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