By Ariel Hessayon,Sarah Apetrei
This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time a few of the world’s major professionals at the German mystic Jacob Boehme, to light up his notion and its reception over 4 centuries for the good thing about scholars and complex students alike. Boehme’s theosophical works have motivated Western tradition in profound methods considering the fact that their dissemination within the early 17th Century, and those interdisciplinary essays hint the social and cultural networks in addition to the highbrow pathways curious about Boehme’s enduring effect. The chapters variety from situating Boehme within the 16th Century Radical Reformation, to discussions of his value in glossy theology. They discover the foremost contexts for Boehme’s reception together with the Pietist move, 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 akin 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 subject of the quantity – asking why Boehme concerns at the present time, and the way readers within the current will be enriched through a clean engagement along with his it appears opaque and intricate 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