Introduction

  1. John R. Betz

Published Online: 24 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304572.ch

After Enlightenment: The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann

After Enlightenment: The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann

How to Cite

Betz, J. R. (2008) Introduction, in After Enlightenment: The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304572.ch

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

Book Series:

  1. Illuminations: Theory and Religion

Book Series Editors:

  1. Catherine Pickstock,
  2. John Milbank and
  3. Graham Ward

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162463

Online ISBN: 9781444304572

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Keywords:

  • Johann Georg Hamann revered as Magus in Norden or “wise man of the North,”- a counter-enlightenment;
  • enlightenment - doctrine of reason requiring no faith, a vision of society;
  • notorious darkness - reading sibylline leaves;
  • Socratic Memorabilia;
  • Hamann and “monosyllabic lightning”;
  • Hamann's notorious “darkness”;
  • Lowth's Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews;
  • Hamann and modern theology;
  • Hamann's Biblische Betrachtungen

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Notorious Darkness: Reading Sibylline Leaves

  • A Brief History of Scholarship

  • Hamann and Modern Theology

  • Aim and Overview