[PDF / Epub] ✅ The Longing for Myth in Germany: Religion and Aesthetic Culture from Romanticism to Nietzsche By George S. Williamson – Heartforum.co.uk Since the dawn of Romanticism, artists and intellectuals in Germany have maintained an abiding interest in the gods and myths of antiquity while calling for a new mythology suitable to the modern age Since the dawn of Romanticism, artists and intellectuals for Myth PDF/EPUB ë in Germany have maintained an abiding interest in the gods and myths of antiquity while calling for a new mythology suitable to the modern age In this study, George S Williamson examines the factors that gave rise to this distinct and profound longing for myth In doing so, he demonstrates the entanglement of aesthetic and philosophical ambitions in Germany with some of the major religious conflicts of The Longing PDF/EPUB ² the nineteenth centuryThrough readings of key intellectuals ranging from Herder and Schelling to Wagner and Nietzsche, Williamson highlights three crucial factors in the emergence of the German engagement with myth the tradition of Philhellenist neohumanism, a critique of contemporary aesthetic and public life as dominated by private interests, and a rejection of the Bible by many Protestant scholars as the product of a foreign, Oriental culture According to Williamson, the discourse on myth in Germany remained Longing for Myth PDF/EPUB ¶ bound up with problems of Protestant theology and confessional conflict through the nineteenth century and beyondA compelling adventure in intellectual history, this study uncovers the foundations of Germany s fascination with myth and its enduring cultural legacy.
George Williamson is an assistant professor of history for Myth PDF/EPUB ë at the University of Alabama.
- 376 pages
- The Longing for Myth in Germany: Religion and Aesthetic Culture from Romanticism to Nietzsche
- George S. Williamson
- 21 July 2017 George S. Williamson