Spaces of Modern Theology

Geography and Power in Schleiermacher’s World

  • Authors
  • Steven R. Jungkeit

Part of the New Approaches to Religion and Power book series (NARP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Steven R. Jungkeit
    Pages 1-39
  3. Steven R. Jungkeit
    Pages 41-81
  4. Steven R. Jungkeit
    Pages 83-130
  5. Steven R. Jungkeit
    Pages 131-175
  6. Steven R. Jungkeit
    Pages 177-202
  7. Steven R. Jungkeit
    Pages 203-214
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 231-244

About this book


As stories of borders, territorial disputes, and migration have escalated in recent years, so too space has emerged as a critical concept in theoretical literature. This book explores the imagination of space at the dawn of modern, liberal theology in the writings of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Schleiermacher wrote against the backdrop of expanding European colonialism and nationalism, providing a powerful ethics of space for a rapidly shrinking planet. Selectively appropriated, Schleiermacher's spaces of modern theology can be a valuable contribution to contemporary attempts to theorize the importance of space and place in human geographies.


Friedrich Schleiermacher religion theology

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