DAS ALTER DER KIRCHE

Reprint of 1927-28 edition, edited by Michael Gormann-Thelen and Fritz Herrenbruck, with a new afterword by Wolfgang Ullmann. Verlag Klaus Boer, 1996. Hardbound (3 volumes), 1,320 pages. The Age of the Church is the communal testament of two men facing the end of an era. The first two volumes contain essays that span the history [Read More]

DER ATEM DES GEISTES

Der Atem des Geistes (The Breath of the Spirit) is the first book Rosenstock-Huessy published in Germany after World War II (1951). It is a collection of essays presenting his method of inquiry for the social sciences. A quotation from page 32 captures the character of the book: It is true, we have been ignored [Read More]

DES CHRISTEN ZUKUNFT

Translated and revised by Christoph von dem Bussche and Konrad Thomas. Siebenstern Taschenbuch Verlag, 1955. Reprinted in paperback by Brendow Verlag, 1985. 288 pages. This edition has a preface by J. H. Oldham. For a description, see The Christian Future.  

DIE EUROPÄISCHEN REVOLUTIONEN

Die Europäischen Revolutionen is the book from which Out of Revolution was written. The English language edition is not a translation, however. Rosenstock-Huessy re-wrote the book with the help of friends. This German original is differently organized and has a different text. While the peoples of Europe were tearing apart one another in the Great [Read More]

HEILKRAFT UND WAHRHEIT

This reprint of a book published in 1952 presents the grammatical method as a tool to study times and eras. When the grammatical method is used, history appears as the economy of salvation. As a background, the book explores the paradigms that underlie theology and the natural sciences. The first chapters criticize theology, saying it [Read More]

HERZOGSGEWALT UND FRIEDENSSCHUTZ

This book was originally published in 1910. It is an expanded version of Rosenstock-Huessy’s dissertation, which forms the first part of the book. The dissertation was originally called Landesfriedensgerichte und Provinzialversammlungen vom neunten bis zwölften Jahrhundert(Heidelberg, 1909.) Modern European civilization was in its formative stages in the years treated by Herzogsgewalt und Friedensschutz. The book [Read More]

KÖNIGSHAUS UND STÄMME

Königshaus und Stämme outlines the development of royal houses and the household system of the royal families, the aristocracy, as a form of constitutional law. This constitutional system went beyond the bounds of the tribes involved, which were often at loggerheads with one another. Building on the principles outlined in Königshaus und Stämme, Rosenstock-Huessy later [Read More]

SOZIOLOGIE

Soziologie is one of Rosenstock-Huessy’s fundamental works. It is not available in English, although some of the material forms the basis for the lecture series Cross of Reality (1953), the Circulation of Thought group, and the Universal History group. Soziologie is written around the spaces and times which govern human life, language and associations. To [Read More]

DIE SPRACHE DES MENSCHENGESCHLECHTS

“Language is wiser than he who speaks it,” Rosenstock-Huessy often to used to say to underline the scope of language. Language contains the experiences and inspirations of the ages. The language that people speak and the great historical learning experiences in their cultures have developed in the same process. Language is at the core of [Read More]

Die Tochter Das Buch Ruth

In the aphasia that reigned in Europe after the end of World War I, Rosenstock-Huessy was searching for ways to renew speech. After having fought at the front near Verdun for several years and having witnessed the devastation of Europe, he believed that male speech was no longer fruitful and had come to its end. [Read More]

DIE UMWANDLUNG GOTTES IN DIE SPRACHE DES MENSCHENGESCHLECHTS

This is a collection of 3 pieces which also appeared in other books. The first part, “In the Cross of Reality” (“Im Kreuz der Wirklichkeit”), appeared in the second volume of Soziologie, the W. Kohlhammer 1958 edition. The second part, “Ichthys,” appeared in the first volume of Die Sprache des Menschengeschlechts. The last part, “Frucht der [Read More]

WERKSTATTAUSSIEDLUNG

Rosenstock-Huessy confronted the fact that in destroying master craftsmen’s independent workshops, the Industrial Revolution had deprived them of both work autonomy and a valuable asset to bequeath. He declared the necessity of a kind of “industrial feudalism” to redress this loss. In Werkstattaussiedlung, originally published in 1922, he proposes setting up experienced workers in their [Read More]

ZURÜCK IN DAS WAGNIS DER SPRACHE

This is a fictitious letter, supposedly written by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus to the Greek philosopher Parmenides. Parmenides teaches concepts and abstractions; Heraclitus represents active life, where names and serious speech reign. Assuming the role of Heraclitus, Rosenstock-Huessy attacks the German philosopher Martin Heidegger as a modern Parmenides.  

STIMMSTEIN

Stimmstein is the yearbook of the Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy Gesellschaft. Its name comes from Revelation (John 2:17). Every volume contains unpublished work by Rosenstock-Huessy, as well as a section presenting scholarly literature on Rosenstock-Huessy. In addition to the regular volumes, the Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy Gesellschaft publishes supplements to Stimmstein. Stimmstein should be ordered through Argo Books Verlag [Read More]