In a world shatter ed by ecological and human catastrophes, an apocalyptical explanation pattern imposes itself. The adoption of christianity can be a possible way out of the spiral of violence and destruction. According to René Girard, the poet Friedrich Hölderlin has pictured the lines of development of world history and with his retreat into silence he gave a possible christian answer. Hölderlins contribution to the appreciation of the christian revelation in an apocalyptic world is examined by interpretations of Romano Guardini, Erich Przywara SJ and René Girard. The so won scenario based on hope is discussed as leading perspective concerning social-ethical implications. In more detail, responsibility of creation and a humane handling of migration as this eras sign demand the abandonment of rivaling imitation and need propitiate absolution as christianitys contribution to a present with hopes for the future.