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By Ariel Hessayon,Sarah Apetrei

This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time a few of the world’s major gurus at the German mystic Jacob Boehme, to light up his notion and its reception over 4 centuries for the advantage of scholars and complicated students alike. Boehme’s theosophical works have stimulated 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 interested in Boehme’s enduring effect. The chapters diversity from situating Boehme within the 16th Century Radical Reformation, to discussions of his value in sleek theology. They discover the main contexts for Boehme’s reception together with the Pietist circulation, Russian non secular suggestion and Western esotericism, in addition to focusing extra heavily on very important 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 trendy 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 matter of the amount – asking why Boehme issues this day, and the way readers within the current may be enriched by means of a clean engagement along with his it appears opaque and complicated writings.

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