Texte Des Glaubens

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This book includes introductions and texts that show the writer’s developing understanding of his faith. The analyses of Jakob Böhme, German mystics and Meister Eckehart were essential to his visionary beliefs, without which the series of ‘Schau- und Lesebücher’ on Angels, the Holy Spirit, St. Elisabeth, the Mother of God, the Conqueror of Death and the Devil (including an extra dimension of Schreyer’s prayers), and his book on the Catechism cannot be fully appreciated. Inspired by the reform of the Roman Catholic Liturgy, they point towards theological insights of the Second Vatican Council. The final collection of discussions and reminiscences on Abstract Christian Art in 1962 emphasizes the role of dialogue as an exploratory form of education. Although it was not possible to include the illustrations and detailed comments on these that formed an integral part of the original publications, the introductory texts and selections by themselves reveal a process of active commitment and searching independence characteristic of Schreyer’s life and style. Some illustrations characteristic of his interests as a writer and artist are included, together with an introduction on the texts, and notes on the illustrations.

Table of Contents

Liste der Abbildungen
Einleitung mit Notizen über die Abbildungen
Die Lehre des Jakob Böhme (Hamburg: Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt 1923)
Deutsche Mystik (Einleitung) (Berlin: Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft 1924)
Die Gottesgeburt im Menschen (Regensburg: Friedrich Pustet 1935)
Bildnis der Engel (Texte) (Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder 1939)
Bildnis des Heiligen Geistes (Texte) (Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder 1940)
Meister Eckehart (Texte für eine Einleitung) (Unveröffenlicht? c. 1940)
Die Heilige Elisabeth (Texte) (Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder 1943)
Die Heiligen Engel (Texte) (Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder 1950)
Bildnis der Mutter Gottes (Texte) (Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder 1951)
Der Sieger über Tod und Teufel (Texte) (Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder 1953)
Schaubuch zum Katechismus (Texte) (Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder 1957)
Abstrakte christliche Kunst (Maria Laach: Ars Liturgica 1962)

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