First, he presented an utterly fresh understanding of religion. This project, which has the goal of increasing the self-reliance of inner-city dwellers in Salt Lake City, will provide nearly 500,000 person-hours of voluntary service to thousands of receivers this year alone. Sometime, somewhere, they will understand and then they will regret their action and they will honor you for the glorious work you are doing. The Influence of Schleiermacher’s Second Speech on Religion on Heidegger’s Concept of Ereignis. Both Oman’s English and Schleiermacher’s German are different from their present-day counterparts. Maybe we had better let him go.” [“A Mother’s Letter Saves Her Son’s Life,” in chapter 22 of Bryant S. Hinckley, The Faith of Our Pioneer Fathers (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1956), 257–59]. Development advances gently, contest impetuously; for development is self-contented at f His grueling schedule, which would wear out men many years his junior, along with his constant desire to reach out to all of God’s children and a deep conviction that “all are alike unto God” (2 Nephi 26:33) combine to make him an extremely effective leader and superb example to all. He wrote: The first year that I came into this valley I had not flour enough to last my family until harvest, and that I had brought with me, and persons were coming to my house every day for bread. Schleiermacher was introduced to the weekly drawing-room gatherings of Henriette Herz by the young Count Alexander Dohna, with whom Schleiermacher had become friends when not long before he had been tutor to the younger Dohna children at the family estate. Very recently the First Presidency announced that three million dollars would be used for relief in Mozambique, which has been ravaged, as you know, by terrible flooding. Twice, as a matter of fact, he revised the Speeches, in 1806 and 1821, and the reader will certainly want to give careful attention to the explanatory notes added in the 1821 revision, at the end of each Speech. Schleiermacher did not take promises lightly, but it was nine months before he could put pen to paper. His lower teeth could actually touch his forehead. Thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed. A woman from West Yellowstone, Montana, wrote: “I am 87 years old and cannot walk, but I can still quilt a bit. Five hundred quilts were made by women in the Utah State Penitentiary. I have proven this many a time, and we have again proven it this year. All the more reason, therefore, to welcome the reprinting of the work in English translation in a form that is readily accessible. It rightly evokes reflection and discussion of the author’s understanding of religion without respect to time. His closest friends within the circle decided to resolve the issue by insisting that he write a book. Schleiermacher was eagerly welcomed as a participant in the conversations that took place weekly in Henrietta Herz’s home, but he was an enigma to most of the participants. In His masterful parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14–30, Jesus spoke of three men to whom had been entrusted varying amounts of talents according to their differing abilities. In the early part of the present century substantive traces of his thought can be found in theologians as different from each other as, for example, Wilhelm Hermann and Rudolf Otto and, in the generation just past, Rudolf Bultmann and Paul Tillich. It was Jesus Himself who said, “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant” (Matthew 20:27). He himself, he wrote, was moving to the beyond, whereas Schleiermacher, he quite rightly saw, was rooted in the here and now. Jesus commands us to be generous even with those who oppose us: Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven. The only way religion can show itself is in specific, determinate forms, and in recognition of this condition Schleiermacher, finally, makes a case for Christianity. Consider these words of King Benjamin: For the sake of retaining a remission of your sins from day to day, that ye may walk guiltless before God—I would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, every man according to that which he hath, such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally, according to their wants. I had the blues about [it] one day; I went down to the old fort, and by the time I got back to my house I was completely cured. The person reading this text for the first time may want to look for these astonishing turns of thought in three arguments or descriptions Schleiermacher presents. To move too far toward the one is to lose the other, and vice versa. Schleiermacher on Language, Religious Feeling, and the Ineffable. The father took his son to the mission to seek treatment. I said to my wife, “Do not let a person come here for food and go away empty handed, for if you do we shall suffer before harvest; but if you give to every individual that comes we shall have enough to last us through.’. BYU Speeches religion in its essence, its truth, the second exhibits it in its contradictions; the first is development, the second polemic; thus the one is, according to the nature of the case, calmer, the other more vehement. Latter-day Saints and those of other faiths worked side by side. On the morning of Schleiermacher’s twenty-ninth birthday (November 21, 1797) he was visited by Alexander Dohna, his brother, Henrietta Herz, Dorothea Viet, the brilliant daughter of the Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, who was married to a Berlin banker, and Friedrich Schlegel.11Friedrich Schlegel and Dorothea Viet fell in love, had an affair, and after Dorothea’s divorce, were married. One of the miracles that happens when we give of our substance is that God provides more. (What Schleiermacher Really Said and Why It Matters). That commandment, to love those who hate us, is one of the most demanding requirements of Christian discipleship.