Die Entstehung der Kunstreligion

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Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2006 - Art - 537 pages
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Auerochs' book is a comprehensive study of the concept of art as religion and its history in the course of the 18th century. German text.

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A Kunst und Religion als symbolische Formen
B Poetische Rabbinen Probleme christlicher Epik um 1750
Poesie als Urkunde Herders Bibelinterpretation
Messias im Pluralis Kunstreligion um 1800
E Schlußbemerkung

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Page 214 - From heaven, they fabled, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the crystal battlements : from morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day ; and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith like a falling star, On Lemnos the /Egean isle : thus they relate, Erring ; for he with this rebellious rout Fell long before ; nor aught availed him now To have built in heaven high towers ; nor did he 'scape By all his engines...
Page 253 - Nein; sie wird kommen, sie wird gewiß kommen, die Zeit der Vollendung, da der Mensch, je überzeugter sein Verstand einer immer bessern Zukunft sich fühlet, von dieser Zukunft gleichwohl Bewegungsgründe zu seinen Handlungen zu erborgen, nicht nötig haben wird; da er das Gute tun wird, weil es das Gute ist, nicht weil willkürliche Belohnungen darauf 15 gesetzt sind, die seinen flatterhaften Blick ehedem bloß heften und stärken sollten, die innern bessern Belohnungen desselben zu erkennen.
Page 214 - Others more mild, Retreated in a silent valley, sing With notes angelical to many a harp Their own heroic deeds and hapless fall By doom of battle ; and complain that fate ' Free virtue should enthrall to force or chance.
Page 315 - Conjectures sur les Memoires Originaux dont il paroit que Moyse s'est servi pour composer le livre de la Genese (Bruxelles 1753) nachzuweisen versucht hatte, daß sich Moses bei der Zusammensetzung des Buches Genesis dreier älterer Quellen bedient hatte.
Page 179 - That shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed, In the beginning, how the heavens and earth Rose out of chaos...
Page 181 - DESCEND from Heaven, Urania, by that name If rightly thou art called, whose voice divine Following, above the Olympian hill I soar, Above the flight of Pegasean wing!
Page 140 - All that pious verse can do, is to help the memory and delight the ear, and for these purposes it may be very useful ; but it supplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Christian theology are too simple for eloquence, too sacred for fiction, and too majestic for ornament ; to recommend them by tropes and figures, is to magnify by a concave mirror the sidereal hemisphere.
Page 123 - ... it does not determine the fate of single persons or nations, but of a whole species. The united powers of hell are joined together for the destruction of mankind, which they effected in part, and would have completed, had not Omnipotence itself interposed. The principal actors are man in his greatest perfection, and woman in her highest beauty. Their enemies are the fallen angels : the Messiah their friend, and the Almighty their protector.
Page 107 - Ich bin ein funke nur vom heiligen feuer Ich bin ein dröhnen nur der heiligen stimme.

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