'Because Christianity is an idea and as such is indestructible and immortal like any idea. But what is this idea? Precisely because this idea has not yet been clearly understood and externals have been considered the main thing, there is still no history of Christianity. ' (Heinrich Heine: History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany) The clairvoyant prose, Heinrich Heine's unconventional insights into the basics, the mentalities of Western Christian culture are still valid today - and little read. That too is a mover for this full text edition of the onomato publishing house: to remember the language and thoughts of the stylistically 'inspiring' text in the continuation of the oldest, the 'oral tradition'.