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Jacob Boehme and His World



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Jacob Boehme (1575-1624) is famous as a shoemaker and spiritual author. His works and thought are frequently studied as a product of his mystical illumination. Jacob Boehme and His World adopts a different perspective. It seeks to demystify Boehme by focusing on aspects of his immediate cultural and social context and the intellectual currents of his time, including Boehme's writing as literature, the social conditions in Goerlitz, Boehme's correspondence networks, a contemporary "crisis of piety," Paracelsian and kabbalistic currents, astrology, astronomy and alchemy, and his relationship to other dissenting authors. Relevant facets of reception include Boehme's philosophical standing, his contributions to pre-Pietism, and early English translations of his works.

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Bo Andersson, Fil. dr. (1986), Stockholm University, is Professor of German at Uppsala University. He has published monographs and many articles on 17th century German language, literature, and intellectual history, including Jacob Boehmes Denken in Bildern (Francke, 2007). Lucinda Martin, Ph.D. (2002), University of Texas, is Director of a German Research Council project on Jacob Boehme and the Philadelphian Society at the University of Erfurt. She is also the co-curator of a series of international exhibits on Boehme. Leigh T.I. Penman, Ph.D. (2009), University of Melbourne, is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland.. Andrew Weeks, Ph.D. (1979), University of Illinois, is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Illinois State University and has published monographs on Paracelsus, Weigel, and Boehme, as well as translations of their writings. Contributors are: Bo Andersson, Urs Leo Gantenbein, Ines Haaser, Kristine Hannak, Ariel Hessayon, Tunde Beatrix Karnitscher, Lucinda Martin, Cecilia Muratori, Gerold Necker, Lutz Pannier, Leigh T.I. Penman, Andrew Weeks, Mike A. Zuber
Release date Australia
November 15th, 2018
Edited by Andrew Weeks Edited by Bo Andersson Edited by Leigh Penman Edited by Lucinda Martin
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