A Contemporary in Dissent: Johann Georg Hamann as Radical by Oswald Bayer,Roy A. Harrisville,Mark C. Mattes PDF

By Oswald Bayer,Roy A. Harrisville,Mark C. Mattes

ISBN-10: 0802866700

ISBN-13: 9780802866707

during this biography -- translated for the 1st time into English -- German theologian Oswald Bayer describes the existence and paintings of journalist-theologian Johann Georg Hamann (17301788). At a time whilst it appeared that the forces of secularization have been trying to declare the longer term, Hamann churned out small courses geared toward undermining the Enlightenment zeitgeist, turning its assumptions the wrong way up and skewering its pretensions. even supposing principally forgotten till contemporary instances, Hamann as radical dissenter -- whom Goethe known as the "brightest guy of his age" -- continues to be proper this present day, as Bayer indicates during this book.

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