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The Resource Literature & religion : Pascal, Gryphius, Lessing, Hölderlin, Novalis, Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Walter Jens, Hans Küng ; translated by Peter Heinegg

Literature & religion : Pascal, Gryphius, Lessing, Hölderlin, Novalis, Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Walter Jens, Hans Küng ; translated by Peter Heinegg

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Literature & religion : Pascal, Gryphius, Lessing, Hölderlin, Novalis, Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Kafka
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Literature & religion
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Pascal, Gryphius, Lessing, Hölderlin, Novalis, Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Kafka
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Walter Jens, Hans Küng ; translated by Peter Heinegg
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
The great visions of Gryphius, Lessing, Holderlin, and Novalis, visions of peace, freedom, and humanity, have not been refuted. They were simply not realized in the modem era and they point to a different future ... the lofty intellectuality and morality of Pascal the Catholic as well as the radical Christianness of Kierkegaard the Protestant have to be taken in here just as much as the mystical depth of Dostoyevsky the Russian and the enigmatic darkness of Kafka the Jew. The eclipse of God, the subsequent twilight of the gods, the downfall of the modem pseudogods can be followed by a new morning in a paradigm of postmodernity (a name for what is as yet unknown). Yes, let us look forward. If I read the signs of the times rightly, toward the end of our century rebellion against the Kafkaesque world is everywhere afoot ... Literature and religion in one: a theme of hope for a new futurean era that can bring forth literature in which great theology and great aesthetics enter once again into an exemplary intimacy. ùHans Knng, from Literature and Religion Up until the seventeenth century, Western culture was essentially synonymous with Christian culture. Then, on the very border between the medieval and the modem worlds, this unity of authority and belief began to crumble. For the first time, an intellectual life developed that was independent of the church, and modem, rational man surged toward new models of the world, society, the church, and theology. In Literature and Religion, Hans Knng and Walter Jens survey the complex, vital, and contradictory search for faith over the past three hundred years through the key works of eight great writers. At the dawn of modernity, Blaise Pascal was the prototype of the new modern man, measuring religion against developments in science, technology, and industrialization. Andreas Gryphius records the forces of the German Reformation, while Gotthold Lessing embodies the Enlightenment. Romanticism is represented by works of Ho1derlin and Novalis, and the crisis of the nineteenth century by Kierkegaard and Dostoyevsky. Finally, Knng and Jens show the demise of the paradigm of modernity in the extreme distance between God and man in KafkaÆs The Castle. Hans Knng, the renowned theologian, and Walter Jens, a literary specialist, bring contemporary postmodern consciousness to bear on centuries of interwoven poetry and faith. Readers today will find answers to the ongoing dialogue on the possibilities and limits of faith in our fractured age
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1923-2013
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Jens, Walter
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1928-
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Küng, Hans
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Religion in literature
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Literature & religion : Pascal, Gryphius, Lessing, Hölderlin, Novalis, Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Walter Jens, Hans Küng ; translated by Peter Heinegg
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Translation of: Dichtung und Religion
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-308)
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Contents
  • Pensiees / Blaise Pascal -- Religion at the dawn of modernity / Hans Khung -- Certitude! Certitude! / WalterJens -- Poems / Andreas Gryphius -- Religion in the thrall of the Reformation / Hans Khung -- The Soward into a plow / Walter Jens -- Nathan the Wise / Gotthold Ephraim Lessing -- Religion on trial in the Enlightenment / Hans Khung -- Nathan's attitude has been mine all along Walter Jens -- Humns / Frederich Hholdering -- Religion as the reconciliation of classical antiquity and Christianity -- ... and lood upon peace / Walter Jens
  • Christendom or Europe / Novalis -- Religion in the mirror of Romantic poetry / Hans Khung -- A Great festival of peace on the smoking battlefields / Walter Jens -- Training in Christianity / S2ren Kierkegaard -- Religion as a contradition of the existing order / Hans Khung -- Now, when we need martyrs by the thousands / Walter Jens -- The Brothers Karamazov / Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky -- Religion in the controversy over the end of religion / Hans Khung -- But I want to see with my own eyes ... the victim rise up and embrace his murderer / Walter Jens -- The Castle / Franz Kafka -- Religion in the collaps of modernity / Hans Khung -- Don't let man go to the dogs / Walter Jens
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21226961
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23 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
x, 308 pages
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9781557782823
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90033061
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(WaOLN)1364814
Label
Literature & religion : Pascal, Gryphius, Lessing, Hölderlin, Novalis, Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Walter Jens, Hans Küng ; translated by Peter Heinegg
Publication
Note
Translation of: Dichtung und Religion
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-308)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pensiees / Blaise Pascal -- Religion at the dawn of modernity / Hans Khung -- Certitude! Certitude! / WalterJens -- Poems / Andreas Gryphius -- Religion in the thrall of the Reformation / Hans Khung -- The Soward into a plow / Walter Jens -- Nathan the Wise / Gotthold Ephraim Lessing -- Religion on trial in the Enlightenment / Hans Khung -- Nathan's attitude has been mine all along Walter Jens -- Humns / Frederich Hholdering -- Religion as the reconciliation of classical antiquity and Christianity -- ... and lood upon peace / Walter Jens
  • Christendom or Europe / Novalis -- Religion in the mirror of Romantic poetry / Hans Khung -- A Great festival of peace on the smoking battlefields / Walter Jens -- Training in Christianity / S2ren Kierkegaard -- Religion as a contradition of the existing order / Hans Khung -- Now, when we need martyrs by the thousands / Walter Jens -- The Brothers Karamazov / Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky -- Religion in the controversy over the end of religion / Hans Khung -- But I want to see with my own eyes ... the victim rise up and embrace his murderer / Walter Jens -- The Castle / Franz Kafka -- Religion in the collaps of modernity / Hans Khung -- Don't let man go to the dogs / Walter Jens
Control code
21226961
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9781557782823
Lccn
90033061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1364814

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