A classic of modern religious thought schleiermachers on religion speeches to its cultured despisers is here presented in richard crouters acclaimed english translation of the 1799 edition originally published in cambridge texts in german philosophy. Schleiermachers on religion speeches to its cultured despisers is a classic of modern protestant religious thought that powerfully displays the tensions between the romantic and enlightenment accounts of religion this edition presents the original 1799 text in english for the first time richard crouters introduction places the work in the milieu of early german romanticism kant criticism . Friedrich daniel ernst schleiermacher was a german theologian and philosopher known for his impressive attempt to reconcile the criticisms of the enlightenment with traditional protestant orthodoxy he also became influential in the evolution of higher criticism his work also forms part of the foundation of the modern field of hermeneutics. Old berlin 2004 editor and trans friedrich schleiermacher on religion speeches to its cultured despisers 17991996 and he is co editor of zeitschrift fur neuere theologiegeschichte journal for the history of modern theology 1994
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