„Wenn aber die vulkanischen Kräfte aufwachen…“

The theological “eschatologism” of the 1920’s can be described as a radical criticism of traditionally spoken language and a rapid expansion of the historio-semantic universe. In the discourses on the interpretation of time in the Weimar Republic, ‘kairos’ experienced a unique career. The fascinatin...

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Published in:International yearbook for Tillich research
Main Author: Christophersen, Alf 1968-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:German
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Published: 2015
In:International yearbook for Tillich research
Year: 2015, Volume: 10, Issue: 1, Pages: 167-190
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:The theological “eschatologism” of the 1920’s can be described as a radical criticism of traditionally spoken language and a rapid expansion of the historio-semantic universe. In the discourses on the interpretation of time in the Weimar Republic, ‘kairos’ experienced a unique career. The fascinating openness of the word’s concept made it very attractive from a linguistic point of view, but it also meant that it was vulnerable to a takeover by the intellectual elements connected with the National Socialist seizure of power that endeavored to make it their own. This essay picks out one of the most central elements within the kairos discourse: it analyzes both connections between Paul Tillich and controversial sociologist Hans Freyer from Leipzig while presenting contrasts of philosophy of life, political romanticism and religious socialism.
ISSN:2190-7455
Contains:In: International yearbook for Tillich research
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/tillich-2015-0109