By Ariel Hessayon,Sarah Apetrei
This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time a few of the world’s major experts at the German mystic Jacob Boehme, to light up his concept and its reception over 4 centuries for the advantage of scholars and complex students alike. Boehme’s theosophical works have stimulated Western tradition in profound methods because their dissemination within the early 17th Century, and those interdisciplinary essays hint the social and cultural networks in addition to the highbrow pathways interested by Boehme’s enduring impression. The chapters variety from situating Boehme within the 16th Century Radical Reformation, to discussions of his value in smooth theology. They discover the most important contexts for Boehme’s reception together with the Pietist stream, Russian non secular concept and Western esotericism, in addition to focusing extra heavily on very important readers: the spiritual radicals of the English Civil Wars and the later English Behmenists; literary figures corresponding to Goethe and Blake, and nice philosophers of the fashionable age, between them Schelling and Hegel. jointly, the chapters illustrate the intensity and diversity of Boehme’s impression and a concluding bankruptcy addresses without delay an underlying topic of the amount – asking why Boehme concerns this day, and the way readers within the current can be enriched by means of a clean engagement along with his it appears opaque and complicated writings.
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An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception (Routledge Studies in Religion) by Ariel Hessayon,Sarah Apetrei