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Kann Religion unschuldig sein?

Adolf Holl embarks on a journey into the spirit world. He's looking for passage between the real and the shadow world. He succeeds in India, the place of longing for so many trying to make sense of the world. One finds what the West has lost – but also the bloody, bloodthirsty, and even the ultimate evil: Lord Shiva, the goddess Kali and the reborn Hitler ... Like an explorer of foreign continents Holl explored the contact points of the visible and the invisible worlds of Western thought and Eastern wisdom, of rulers and prophets. An invitation to an expedition through the endless expanses of religions. Adolf Holl, born in 1930 in Vienna was ordained a priest in 1954. His book "Jesus in Bad Company" (1971) brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. In 1976 he was suspended from the priesthood. He now works as a writer and freelance journalist. He’s won numerous awards, including the Austrian State Prize for Cultural Journalism (2003) and Axel Corti Prize (2006).

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144 pages
format:125 x 205
ISBN: 9783701733521
Release date: 19.02.2015

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Adolf Holl

Born 1930 in Vienna, Holl died in 2020 in Vienna, where he had lived as a writer and freelance publicist. Holl was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1954. His book “Jesus in schlechter Gesellschaft” (1971) brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church and he was eventually suspended from his priestly duties in 1976. He received numerous awards, including the Austrian Staatspreis für Kulturpublizistik (2003) and the Axel Corti Prize (2006). Previously published by Residenz Verlag: “Wie gründe ich eine Religion” (2009), “Das Adolf-Holl-Brevier” (2010), “Können Priester fliegen?” (2012), “Braunau am Ganges” (2015).


Adolf Holl beweist mit seinem jüngsten Buch abermals: Glauben und Denken müssen einander nicht ausschließen.
[Quelle: Katja Gasser, ORF ZIB 2]

Opera buffa über die Zukunft der Religion
[Quelle: Ursula Baatz, DIE FURCHE]

... Versuch einer Annäherung an die in vieler Hinsicht fremde, befremdliche Gedanken- und Mythenwelt Indiens. Assoziatives Surfen zwischen Realsystem, Schattensystem und Verklärungssystem. Das Wahnsystem ist auch nicht zu unterschätzen
[Quelle: Peter Henisch, DIE PRESSE]

Adolf Holl legt ein fantastisches Buch über Hitler und Hindus, Religion und Gewalt vor.
[Quelle: Erich Klein, FALTER]

Holl - Das ist funkelnder Esprit, Wissen, Autorität, Unterhaltung.
[Quelle: KIRCHE IN]

Eine poetische Sammlung von Gedanken und Assoziationen umrahmt historische Fakten aus der religiösen und politischen Geschichte Indiens, aber auch der Beziehung der Europäer - etwa des deutschen Schriftstellers Hermann Hesse - zum hinduistischen Subkontinent.
[Quelle: Johanna Grillmayer, RELIGION.ORF.AT]

Holl hat sich auf der Suche nach den Schattenwelten nach Indien begeben – und trifft dort auf Lord Shiva und den wiedergeborenen Hitler.
[Quelle: Egon Christian Leitner, PRESSE]

Holls assoziativer und froher Ritt lässt schließlich beide (katholisches Christentum und indische Religionen) religiösen Systeme altersweise und in gewisser Ironie hinter sich. Es bleibt Lachen und eine Portion sexueller Fantasie.
[Quelle: Thomas Wagner, PUBLIK-FORUM]

Dank des globalen Durcheinanders der Religionen und Holls Verwirrungstechnik sind die Leser mitunter gefordert. Ein informatives Buch über Hitler, Hinduismus und Gewalt.
[Quelle: Daniela Roson, ORF TELETEXT]

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