Journal Article

Hölderlin’s Atheisms

Daniel Whistler

in Literature and Theology

Volume 23, issue 4, pages 401-420
Published in print December 2009 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online October 2009 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI:
Hölderlin’s Atheisms

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This essay initiates an interrogation of Friedrich Hölderlin’s ‘last’ (post-1806) poetry from the point of view of his pre-1806 works. It argues that, while the theological underpinnings of this earlier writing are systematically rejected in Hölderlin’s ‘last’ writings, this does not necessarily mean that there is no connection whatsoever between the two. On the contrary, I give three readings of the ‘last’ poetry which attempt progressively to pinpoint its theological significance.

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Subjects: Literature ; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music

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