Nimmo on Schleiermacher

June 6, 2013

The guys at “Out of Bounds” have announced the appointment of Paul Nimmo to a chair in Systematic Theology at Aberdeen. This is great news. Here is a description of his work (found here):

My area of research is Reformed theology – that trajectory of Protestant theology which arose in sixteenth-century Switzerland and subsequently spread not only across Europe but also all over the world. Within that tradition, my research engages with the work of figures such as Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin, and Thomas F Torrance; but above all I focus on the theology of Friedrich Schleiermacher and Karl Barth. I explore their historical contexts, their doctrinal and ethical insights, and their relationships with church, academy, and state. And I engage in evaluating the significance and implications of their work for contemporary systematic theology.

And here is a fine introduction to Schleiermacher by Dr. Nimmo:

You can increase the video quality to 720p. This is part of the St. John’s College (Nottingham) series, Faith & Modernity, among other available series.

I am excited to see that his introduction to Barth, in the excellent Guides for the Perplexed series from T&T Clark, will be published soon.

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