Over the course of thirty years, Hermann Samuel Reimarus () secretly drafted what would become the most thorough attack on revelation to date. REIMARUS, HERMANN SAMUEL (–), German theologian and philosopher. Son of a scholar, grandson of a clergyman, student and son-in-law of J. A. Whilst Hermann Samuel Reimarus has justly received a chapter in the history of biblical criticism, he has lacked a dedicated treatment of his.

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Confident in the success of His reimaruz, He closes the great incendiary harangue in Matt. His house was the center of the highest culture of Hamburg; and a monument of his influence in that city still remains in the Haus der patriotischen Gesellschaft, where the learned and artistic societies partly founded by him still meet.

So they stole the reimaruw of Jesus and hid it, and proclaimed to all the world that He would soon return.

Email alerts New issue alert. Schweitzer turned to Reimarus to support his view that Jesus’ orientation was eschatological, that Jesus expected an imminent end of the world, and that the delay of the Parousia was the main problem of early Christian theology, beginning with Jesus himself.


This obstructive erudition is the special prerogative of theology, in which, even at the present day, a truly marvellous scholarship often serves only to blind the eyes to elementary truths, and to cause the artificial to be preferred to the natural.

They learn that no judicial search is being made for them. In the temple He arrogates to Himself supreme power, and in glowing words calls for an open revolt against the Sanhedrin and the Pharisees, on the ground that they have shut the doors of the Kingdom of Heaven and forbidden others to go in.


It was, of course, a mere makeshift hypothesis to derive the beginnings of Christianity from an imposture. Sign In or Create an Account.

Pfleiderer felt Reimarus had no concept of an immanent reason Philosophy of Religion, Eng. Of the thirty-seven works that he wrote, this one alone has brought him renown. There is no doubt, now, that He will carry the people with Him!

Hermann Samuel Reimarus – Wikiquote

Semler, at the close of hegmann refutation of the fragment, ridicules its editor in the following apologue. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.

Religion is conducive to our happiness and alone brings satisfaction. Notes by Jean-Claude Larchet. It simply means that Jesus promises the fulfilment of sanuel Messianic hopes before the end of the existing generation.

Hermann Samuel Reimarus – Wikipedia

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. The 22 author of 2 Peter has a much clearer notion of what he would be at, and undertakes to restore the confidence of Christendom once for all with the sophism of the thousand years which are in the sight of God as one day, ignoring the fact that in the promise the reckoning was by man’s years, not by God’s. Revelation is at odds with reason and must be displaced.

Estimates of Reimarus may be found in the works of B. There is some justification for the animosity which flames up in his writing. The Art of Place. For Permissions, please email: Reimarus also considered Christianity to be a fabrication.

In Lessing began to publish the most important portions of it, and up to had published seven fragments, thereby involving himself in a quarrel with Goetze, the Chief Pastor of Hamburg.


It was a typical illustration of this fact when Semler rose up and slew Reimarus in the name of scientific theology. samule

The Quest of the Historical Jesus

Twice He be- lieved that it was near at hand. It is a skillful falsification of the life of Jesus in which the omissions, and the additions taken from the Apocrypha, are inspired by the sole purpose of presenting to the open-minded ruler a glorious Jesus, in whom there should be nothing to offend him.

Even when they had been sent out without wallet or money they had not lacked. Their hearers would naturally think of the customary meaning of the term and the hopes which attached themselves to it.

More often, however, the way in which erudition seeks to serve history is by suppressing historical discoveries as long as possible, and leading out into the field to oppose the one true view an army of possibilities. Accordingly, the main problem of primitive dogmatics was the delay of the Parousia. Osianderin his “Harmony of the Gospels,” maintained the principle that if an event is recorded more than once in the Gospels, in different connexions, it happened more than once and in different connexions.

He studied theologyancient languages, and philosophy at the university of Jenabecame Privatdozent at the University of Wittenberg inand hernann visited the Netherlands and England. Immortality is founded upon the essential nature of man and upon the purpose of God in creation.