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In: KulturPoetik 2011, Heft 1

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Peter-André Alt

Titel

Paradoxie als Medium religiösen Wissens. Mystisch-hermetische Semantik und poetische Struktur im 17. Jahrhundert

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Abstract

The essay examines paradox as a pattern modelling hermetic knowledge in early modernity. Focusing on literary texts of different genres, it deals with both the poetic and religious functions of paradoxical topics in European Hermetism. Thus the essay contributes to the recent debate on the relationship between the literary text and the fictional organisation of discourses of knowledge, using examples from 17th-century authors such as Daniel von Czepko, Angelus Silesius, and Quirinus Kuhlmann.