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Making the Heavens Speak: Religion as Poetry

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The idea of a connection between poetry and religion is as old as civilization. Homer consulted the Olympian gods on the fate of the fighters on the plain before Troy, and the poet made the heavenly ones speak. It was through poetry that the gods were brought within reach of human hearing. In the centuries after Homer, the Athenian stage became the setting where gods made their poetic interventions, resolving human impasses and contributing to the emotional synchronization of the public life of the city.

Sloterdijk argues that, as with the culture of the Ancient Greeks, all religions inscribe a kind of “theopoetry” at the heart of their cultural life and thought, even as they strenuously obscure these poetic origins through the cultivation and enforcement of orthodox norms. Sloterdijk also shows how, in conditions of religious pluralism, religions poetically reshape themselves to accommodate the demands of the religious marketplace.

This highly original study of the poetic devices that inform accounts of the otherworldly offers a new interpretation of religious practice and its theological elaboration through history, as well as a fresh perspective on our contemporary age in which collective life, interwoven with imaginative fabrications, is fraying under critical stress.

Συγγραφέας: Sloterdijk Peter
Εκδότης: POLITY PRESS
Σελίδες: 288
ISBN: 9781509547500
Εξώφυλλο: Μαλακό Εξώφυλλο
Αριθμός Έκδοσης: 1
Έτος έκδοσης: 2023

Peter Sloterdijk is Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics at the Karlsruhe School of Design. He is one of the most influential philosophers writing today and is the author of many books including The Critique of Cynical Reason, In the World Interior of Capital, Spheres, You Must Change Your Life and What Happened in the 20th Century?

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