Faust the Theologian

Faust the Theologian

by Jaroslav Pelikan, Jaroslav J. Pelikan
     
 

In this erudite and beautifully written book, an eminent scholar meditates on the theological implications of Goethe's Faust. Jaroslav Pelikan considers Goethe's statement that he was a pantheist when it came to science, a polytheist in art, and a monotheist in ethics, and he uses it for the first time to analyze Faust's development as a… See more details below

Overview

In this erudite and beautifully written book, an eminent scholar meditates on the theological implications of Goethe's Faust. Jaroslav Pelikan considers Goethe's statement that he was a pantheist when it came to science, a polytheist in art, and a monotheist in ethics, and he uses it for the first time to analyze Faust's development as a theologian-thereby enabling us to see Goethe's masterpiece in a surprising new light.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300070644
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Faust as Doctor of Theology1
2The Natural Scientist as Pantheist25
3The Poetic Artist as Polytheist59
4The Moral Philosopher as Monotheist91
Bibliography129

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