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This learn - which settles the outdated query of the date of the incident - demonstrates that the interior fight, the dynamics of that are defined so much totally in Sartor, is comparable to the Jungian technique of individuation. For the 1st time in serious literature, the fundamental principles of Carlyle's philosophy are therefore associated with intensity psychology and proven to be analogous to the elemental options of Analytical Psychology.

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109. K. F. Kunz: 29. 22 JEAN PAUL'S "REDE DES TODTEN CHRISTUS" macht habe, dass daran noch nicht viel geschehen, und nur der Siebenkäs ganz druckfertig vorliege, und zwar ganz so, wie wir einige Jahre zuvor es mündlich besprochen; die Rede des todten Christus nehme sich jetzt gar schön aus . . Schreinert comments on these remarks: "Die Aeusserungen des Bambergers Kunz über die Rede, die er z. T. nicht verstand - er trat Jean Paul gegenüber für eine klarere und breitere Neufassung des Vorberichtes ein —, sind nachweisbar unrichtig .

What lies at the bottom of the "Rede" has thus been described as: "Versuchung durch den Vernicht-Glauben"7 (Rehm), "Versuchung durch den Zweifel"8 (Wittenberg), "die Todesangst und der Zweifel an der Unsterblichkeit"9 (Baratta), "Angst"10 (Sölle-Nipperdey). To Walter Muschg, it is a document of the suffering of our time form the meaninglessness of life: "Dieses Leiden . . 11 For Smeed, it is "the direct result of a spiritual crisis . . , the "obsession with mortality"] was religious faith and, in particular, belief in immortality.

The "Klage": "Ich hörte in meiner Jugend oft, dass die Todten zu Nachts um eilf Uhr, wo wir in tiefen Schlaf untergesunken, aus dem ihrigen auffahren und in der Kirche den Gottesdienst der Lebendigen nachäffen; ich sah daher damals spät nicht gern nach den langen Kirchenfenstern und dem Mondsüchte, das darauf schillerte" (SW, 3b: 163,29-33). 38. K. Schreinert in SW, 6a: LI. In a note, Schreinert here refers to Jean Paul's Selberlebensbeschreibung, "Zweite Vorlesung". THE "REDE" INTERPRETED 31 Widmann's Höfer Chronik, of which a large number of manuscript copies exists,39 has been written in Early New High German.

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