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Electing grace? : Friedrich Schleiermacher on the doctrine of election

dc.contributor.authorMarais, Nadiaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-20T08:07:54Z
dc.date.available2020-01-20T08:07:54Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationMarais, N. 2019. Electing grace? : Friedrich Schleiermacher on the doctrine of election. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 75(4):a5810, doi:10.4102/hts.v75i4.5810
dc.identifier.issn2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/hts.v75i4.5810
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/107364
dc.descriptionCITATION: Marais, N. 2019. Electing grace? : Friedrich Schleiermacher on the doctrine of election. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 75(4):a5810, doi:10.4102/hts.v75i4.5810.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://hts.org.za
dc.descriptionPublication of this article was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund.
dc.description.abstractFriedrich Schleiermacher’s (1768–1834) theological essay on the doctrine of election – in which he claims to stand squarely within the Reformed tradition – was an attempt to aid church unification in the 19th century Prussian church of which he was a member and a minister. In this essay Schleiermacher resists a narrow focus on individual election and particularly on how election was worked out in the direction of double predestination. The gift of God’s electing grace is worked out historically and is therefore Christological and communal. He argues that God’s will is neither twofold nor divisible – into two parts, concerning the elect and the reprobate – but one, indivisible, unconditional decree governed by the logic of electing grace. This article explores Schleiermacher’s doctrine of election as part of a 250th commemoration of Schleiermacher’s birth, and suggests how Schleiermacher’s essay on election may contribute to theological interpretations and portrayals of the doctrine of election today.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5810
dc.format.extent7 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectSchleiermacher, Friedrich, 1768-1834en_ZA
dc.titleElecting grace? : Friedrich Schleiermacher on the doctrine of electionen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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