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German Romantic fragments: J.G. Hamann

The senses and passions speak and understand nothing but images. The entire store of human knowledge and happiness consists in images.

The more vividly this idea of the image of the invisible God dwells in our heart, the more able we are to perceive his loving-kindness in his creatures; and to taste, and see it and grasp it with our hands. Every impressions of Nature in man is not only a memorial, but also a warrant of fundamental truth: who is the Lord. Every counter-effect of man in God’s created word is charter and seal that we partake of the divine nature and that we are his offspring.

Let us now hear the sum total of his (referring to himself) newest aesthetic, which is the oldest: Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the time of His judgement is come; and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters!

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About david b. clark

a husband and father || a student of philosophy, theology, history, literature, music, art, computer science

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