Marxism's collapse led prominent theorists to reject revolution and abandon class for more fragmented models of social action. Acknowledging the constructedness of society and politics, they chose the "symbolic" to reinvent leftist thought outside a Marxist framework. Mapping different ideas of the symbolic, Breckman traces Romantic themes and resonances, and he explores in depth the effort to reconcile a radical and democratic political agenda with a politics that does not privilege materialist understandings of the social.
Built space is both a physical entity as well as a socially and historically constructed place. It constantly interacts with human beings, affecting their behavior, thinking, and feeling. Doing religious work in a particular environment implies acknowledging the surroundings to be integral to theology itself. The contributors to this volume view buildings, scriptures, conversations, prayers, preaching, artifacts, music and drama, and built and natural surroundings as contributors to a contextual theology. The view of the environment in which religion is practiced as integrated with theology represents not just a new theme but also a necessity if one is to understand religion's own depth. Reflections about space and place and how they reflect and affect religious experience provide a challenge and an urgent necessity for theology. This is particularly important if religious practitioners are to become aware of how theology is given expression in the existential spatiality of life. Can space set theology free? This is a challenging question, one that the editor hopes can be answered, at least in part, in this volume. The diversity of theoretical concepts in aesthetics, cultural theory, and architecture are not regarded as a problem to be solved by constructing one overarching dominant theory. Instead, this diversity is viewed in terms of its positive potential to inspire discourse about theology and aesthetics. In this discourse, theology does not need to become fully dependent on one or another theory, but should always clearly present its criteria for choosing this or that theoretical framework. This volume shows clearly how different modes of design in sacred spaces capture a sense of the religious.
The most common explanations view either the socialist past or larger scale processes of modernization to be the cause of eastern German secularization. The volume attempts to discover historically variable reconfigurations of religion and the secular at the local level.
Aus dem Inhalt: . Paul Michel/Cornelia Rizek-Pfister: Physik, Trug, Ideologie, Zauber und Symbolik des Spiegels, . Michael Egerding: Im spiegel sinr selen - Beobachtungen und Uberlegungen zur Spiegelmetapher bei Johannes Tauler, . Romy Gunthart: Wiltu wissen warumb so vil narren seind/frag den spiegel. Geiler von Kaysersberg reflektiert, . Ursula Renz: Lebendige Spiegel oder Spiegel des Lebendigen? Uberlegungen zur Frage des Subjektverstandnisses bei Cusanus, . Wolfgang Marx: Spiegelbild und Ich-Konzept oder Der Blick des Anderen, . Franziska Krahenbuhl: Kritik an der Reflexion. Die Spiegelsymbolik bei Friedrich von Hardenberg und Jacques Derrida, . Thomas Krumm: Der Spiegel der Unterscheidung. Spiegelmetapher und konstruktivistische Erkenntnistheorie, . Fritz Gutbrodt: Quam cernis, imaginis umbra est: Schatten und Spiegel im Mythos des Narziss, . Max Nanny: Sprachliche Spiegelungen von Spiegelungen, . Heiri Mettler: Ursprung, Anstoss/Hemmung, Reflexion. Fichte - Goethe - Mani Matter, . Georg Philipp Harsdorffer: XXV Aufgaben aus der Seh= und Spiegelkunst. Paul Michel, Dr. phil., Jahrgang 1947, Studium der Germanistik und Kunstgeschichte in Zurich und Munster/Westfalen, seit 1989 Professor fur Altere deutsche Literaturwissenschaft am Deutschen Seminar der Universit
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Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and sociologist Norbert Elias are both famous for their influential interpretations of modern European culture as a whole. Nietzsche s On the Genealogy of Morals and Elias The Civilizing Process crossed disciplinary boundaries with respect to both content and method, and both books are still of great contemporary interest. This volume brings international specialists together for the first time to explore the connections between these two works. "