Schleiermacher (The Church)



Dr. King quotes Friedrich Schleiermacher’s “The Christian Faith.”

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Schleiermacher (The Church)
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[Page 1] Schleiermacher (The Church) "That a church is nothing but a communion or ass[o]ciation relating to relgion [religion] or piety, is beyond all doubt for us Evangelical (Protestants) Christians, since we regard it as equivalent to degeneration in a Church when it legions to occupy itself with other matters as welly whether the affairs of science or of outward [Page 2] organization; just as we also always app[e]ase any attempt on the part of the leaders of State or of science, as such, to order the affairs of religion. Note: For him the chief business of the Church is only the maintenance, regulation, and advancement of piety
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