Goethe’s Jesus



Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan, Frontispiece and title page of the first edition, 1819.


“Jesus in silence His pure heart

With thought of one sole God did fill ;

They who Himself to God convert

Do outrage to His holy will.”

Johann Wolfgang (von) Goethe, “West-Eastern Divan”


Johann Wolfgang (vonGoethe August 1749 – 22 March 1832
was a German writer and statesman.



Categories: Islam

2 replies

  1. Apparently some of his poetry mentions Muhammad(saw) and Islam in a very positive light.

    “Jesus felt pure and calmly thought
    Only the One God;
    Who made himself to be a god
    Offends his holy will.
    And thus the right(ness) has to shine
    What Mahomet also achieved;
    Only by the term of the One
    He mastered the whole world”

    “Whether the Koran is of eternity?
    I don’t question that!…
    That it is the book of books
    I believe out of the muslim’s duty.”

    “Stupid that everyone in his case
    Is praising his particular opinion!
    If Islam means submission to God,
    We all live and die in Islam.”

    source : http://www.themodernreligion.com/convert/convert_goethe.htm

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