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Briefe das Studium der Theologie betreffend
Erster [und] zweyter Theil
Johann Gottfried Herder
Karl Rudolph Hoffmanns
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Second and improved edition. 388 pp., 164:90 mm., usual light age staining, nice margins, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary paper wrappers, split.
Johann Gottfried von Herder (August 25, 1744 – December 18, 1803), German poet, critic, theologian, and philosopher, is best known for his influence on authors such as Goethe and the role he played in the development of the larger cultural movement known as romanticism. Born in Mohrungen (Polish: Morag) in the Kingdom of Prussia, Herder grew up in a poor household learning from his father's Bible and songbook. Starting in 1762 he studied at the University of Königsberg, where he was influenced by Johann Georg Hamann and Immanuel Kant before he took his 'critical turn'. Now a preacher, in 1764 Herder went to Riga to teach. It was during this period that he produced his first major works, which were literary criticism.
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