Theology

Johannes Greifenstein

Ausdruck und Darstellung von Religion im Gebet

Studien zu einer ästhetischen Form der Praxis des Christentums im Anschluß an Friedrich Schleiermacher

[Expression and Presentation of Religion in Prayer. Studies on an Aesthetic Form of the Christian Practice in Connection to Friedrich Schleiermacher.]

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Johannes Greifenstein interprets the Christian practice of prayer aided by the aesthetic ideas of expression and presentation. Religion can be seen as the precondition for prayer, but prayer can also be understood as an act that lets religion emerge.
Johannes Greifenstein interprets the Christian practice of prayer aided by the aesthetic ideas of expression and representation. He does this by showing that when the concept of expression implies the thought of an already present content, the concept of representation conversely points to the perception of an object which was first created by it. The author begins by discussing the connected aesthetic problems by way of musicological and poetological discourses of the 17th and 18th centuries. Following that, he reconstructs Schleiermacher's understanding of prayer as expression and presentation of religion. Finally he outlines systematic perspectives of a theory of prayer, the relationship between the reference to God and to oneself, between thought and speech and between activity and passivity. Overall, the author maps out prayer within a process of transformation that has re-modeled protestant theology into an interdisciplinary field of study.
Authors/Editors

Johannes Greifenstein Geboren 1980; 2014 Promotion; 2019 Habilitation; Akademischer Rat und Privatdozent am Lehrstuhl für Praktische Theologie I der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9809-1179

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Jahrbuch f.Liturgik u.Hymnologie — 2017, S. 136–137 (Jörg Neijenhuis)
In: Intern. Journal of Practical Theology — 21 (2017), S. 155–158 (Christian Polke)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 141 (2016), S. 1432–1434 (Michael Meyer-Blanck)