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Religion, reason, and culture in the age of Goethe / edited by Elisabeth Krimmer and Patricia Anne Simpson.

Contributor(s): Krimmer, Elisabeth, 1967- [editor.] | Simpson, Patricia Anne, 1958- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture: Publisher: Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2013Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781571138798; 157113879X.Subject(s): Enlightenment -- GermanyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Religion, reason, and culture in the age of GoetheDDC classification: 830.9/382 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Comprising ten well-edited, well-annotated contributions by prominent scholars, this collection breaks new ground as it elucidates the complex questions surrounding philosophy, religion, and society. Krimmer and Simpson offer a strong introduction, and then present the essays in four sections. The first section comprises Claire Baldwin's treatment of Wieland's approach to reason and religion and Tom Spencer's strong contribution on Herder's concept of the afterlife. The next three essays concentrate on Goethe and Schiller. Especially noteworthy is Jane Brown's clever treatment of how Mozart's Die Zauberflote resonates in Goethe's Novelle and several of his other writings. The third section contains three essays about Kleist and Holderlin, including nuanced treatments of the figure of the Virgin in Kleist and Holderlin. Beesley's essay takes up the challenging topic of "Catholic conversion and the end of Enlightenment...." The final section has two essays analyzing ways in which the philosophies of Leibnitz and Spinoza influenced the 18th century. Frederick Amrine's contribution, "'The Magic Formula We All Seek': Spinoza plus Fichte = x," even extends into the modern day with comparisons to Deleuze. This book is an invaluable contribution to German studies. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above. E. Wickersham emerita, Rosemont College

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