Schleiermacher on Christian Consciousness of God's Work in History
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Abraham Kunnuthara has written a well conceived and creative book, offering a reading of the Christian Faith that presents its theology 'in reverse'--beginning not from the Introduction but from the theme of redemption in Christ as presented later in Part Two. This strategy opens novel access to the Christological and historical character of Schleiermacher's dogmatics, insofar as it highlights the point that Christian consciousness of God's work in history is identical with God's work in Jesus. The book is an insightful achievement. I will recommend it to students as a solid resource for engaging Schleiermacher."
--Thomas E. Reynolds, author of The Broken Whole: Philosophical Steps Toward a Theology of Global Solidarity
"Kunnuthara innovatively and skillfully crosses boundaries in order to profoundly illuminate Christian experience of divine providence. He creatively works between Indian and Western Christianity, between academic and practical theological discourses, and between doctrinal and experiential starting points. This carefully written book convincingly demonstrates the power of cross-cultural examination of doctrines to enlarge and to refine Christian faith's self-understanding."
--Catherine L. Kelsey, Dean of the Chapel and Spiritual Life, Iliff School of Theology and author of Thinking About Christ with Schleiermacher and Schleiermacher's Preaching, Dogmatics, and Biblical Criticism
"As the advisor of Kunnuthara's research, I am happy to commend his work as an Indian professor who is involved in East-West dialogue. He examines Schleiermacher as a bridge to understanding other ways of faith. Using Chenchiah as well, he enables dialogue that is necessary in the contemporary world."
--Lanier Burns, Dallas Theological Seminary