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Literature and Religion in the German-Speaking World: From 1200 to the Present Day

Cooper, Ian and Walker, John, eds. (2019) Literature and Religion in the German-Speaking World: From 1200 to the Present Day. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 354 pp. ISBN 978-1-108-41810-2. E-ISBN 978-1-108-28462-2. (doi:10.1017/9781108284622) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The relationship between literature and religion in German is unique in the European tradition. It is essential to the definition of German, Austrian and Swiss cultural identity in both the Protestant and Catholic traditions, and is crucial to our understanding of what has been called the 'special path' of German intellectual life. Offering in-depth essays by leading scholars, Literature and Religion in the German-Speaking World analyses this relationship from the beginnings of vernacular literature in German, via the Reformation, early-modern and Enlightenment periods, to the present day. It shows how such fundamental concepts as 'subjectivity', 'identity' and 'modernity' itself arise from the interrelation between religious and secular modes of understanding, and how this interrelation is inseparable from its expression in literature.

Item Type: Edited book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/9781108284622
Uncontrolled keywords: Literature, religion, German-speaking world
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Ian Cooper
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 13:44 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 04:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/76520 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cooper, Ian: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3010-0905
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