An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought by Ariel Hessayon,Sarah Apetrei

By Ariel Hessayon,Sarah Apetrei

This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time a few of the world’s top experts at the German mystic Jacob Boehme, to light up his concept and its reception over 4 centuries for the good thing about scholars and complicated students alike. Boehme’s theosophical works have stimulated Western tradition in profound methods given that their dissemination within the early 17th Century, and those interdisciplinary essays hint the social and cultural networks in addition to the highbrow pathways all in favour of Boehme’s enduring effect. The chapters diversity from situating Boehme within the 16th Century Radical Reformation, to discussions of his value in glossy theology. They discover the key contexts for Boehme’s reception together with the Pietist circulate, Russian spiritual inspiration and Western esotericism, in addition to focusing extra heavily on vital readers: the non secular radicals of the English Civil Wars and the later English Behmenists; literary figures similar 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 impact and a concluding bankruptcy addresses at once an underlying subject of the quantity – asking why Boehme issues at the present time, and the way readers within the current can be enriched via a clean engagement along with his it appears opaque and intricate writings.

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