By Ariel Hessayon,Sarah Apetrei

This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time a number of the world’s best professionals 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 inspired Western tradition in profound methods in view that their dissemination within the early 17th Century, and those interdisciplinary essays hint the social and cultural networks in addition to the highbrow pathways excited about Boehme’s enduring impression. The chapters variety from situating Boehme within the 16th Century Radical Reformation, to discussions of his importance in glossy theology. They discover the main contexts for Boehme’s reception together with the Pietist circulation, Russian non secular 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 reminiscent of 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 effect and a concluding bankruptcy addresses at once an underlying subject of the amount – asking why Boehme concerns this day, and the way readers within the current may be enriched by way of a clean engagement together with his it sounds as if opaque and complicated writings.

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