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The Sensuousness Of The Pilgrim. Sermon Regarding The Relationship Between Eroticism And Religion In The Music Of Richard Wagner And The “Song Of Songs” In The Bible

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This chapter briefly discusses the sermon regarding the relationship between eroticism and religion in the music of Richard Wagner and the "song of songs" in the Bible. Pallas Athena has the image of the Gorgon Medusa on her breastplate armor. That implies that the way Wolfram understands the essence of love, he is only in love with a curtailed, abstract "representation" of love, but not with the physical reality of erotic love. Dangers also lurk in the "image" of love, but the image as such is able to ban them. Hence, Wagner's Wolfram is a living example that the search for love, unfolding from an animalistic lust to moderated eroticism of the image, cannot be conceived of and lived in real life, but only in religion.

Keywords: Bible; eroticism; religion; Richard Wagner



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