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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
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I. Life and Work – II. Goethe and Religion

(Aug. 28, 1749, Frankfurt am Main – Mar 22, 1832, Weimar)

I. Life and Work

The career of Germany's most important writer and representative of a cosmopolitan European culture, extended for more than six decades (c. 1770–1830) during radical and revolutionary changes in European thought, society, and culture. Three essential stages to his work may be distinguished: 1. his early years in Frankfurt, Leip…

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Hamlin, Cyrus, “Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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