‘Feeling of absolute dependence’ or ‘absolute feeling of dependence’? A question revisited

  title={‘Feeling of absolute dependence’ or ‘absolute feeling of dependence’? A question revisited},
  author={Hueston E. Finlay},
  journal={Religious Studies},
  pages={81 - 94}
  • H. Finlay
  • Published 18 February 2005
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
The translation of Schleiermacher's key phrase ‘das schlechthinnige Abhängigkeitsgefühl’ is a matter of some contention. It has been suggested that the traditional translation (‘feeling of absolute dependence’) is in fact inaccurate and that it should be replaced with the accurate ‘absolute feeling of dependence’. This change would have serious implications for our understanding of Schleiermacher's theology. This essay examines the case for and against a change of translation. It concedes that… 

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