Nature-mysticism in the writings of Ernst Wiechert
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This dissertation attempts to isolate and interpret nature-mystical elements in the works of Ernat Wiechert, a twentieth-century German writer. The theoretical justification for the term, Nature-mysticism, is derived largely from R.C. Zaehner and William James. It denotes an attempt to transcend the bonds of self and to merge with greater unity, conceived of as 'Nature.' This greater unity is allegedly apprehended through insights not obtainable by means of the discursive intellect nor are these insights, so-called nature-mystical experiences, considered completely reducible to words. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University
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