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Joachim Wach between the George Circle and Weber’s Typology of Religious Communities

Hans G. Kippenberg

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394337
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199777358 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0001
Joachim Wach between the George Circle and Weber’s Typology of Religious Communities

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Kippenberg explores the differing contexts within which Joachim Wach’s thought has been situated: those of Max Weber and the George Circle. Kippenberg demonstrates the ambiguous relationship of Wach and his thinking on religion and culture to these two intellectual circles in early twentieth-century Germany. He further demonstrates that an essay on Stefan George included in a posthumously published collection of Wach’s essays was in fact the translation of a Dutch eulogy penned by Gerardus van der Leeuw.

Keywords: Hans-Joachim Schoeps; Max Weber; Stefan George; Friedrich Gundolf; University of Leipzig; Ernst Troeltsch

Chapter.  8265 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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