Schleiermacher's reduction of incarnation to deification

Jared Michelson*

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Schleiermacher's theological champions like Kevin Hector contend that his Christology is ‘high’ and is Chalcedonian in spirit. I offer a number of objections to this view, suggesting that Schleiermacher offers a distinctive, early modern account of Christ as a uniquely deified redeemer but not of Christ as the uncreated God. This raises some surprising questions for the dogmatic relation of Christology, soteriology and anthropology.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
JournalScottish Journal of Theology
VolumeFirst View
Early online date31 Jul 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 Jul 2023


  • Christology
  • Deification
  • Friedrich Schleiermacher
  • Kevin Hector
  • Theosis


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