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 prime experts at the German mystic Jacob Boehme, to light up his suggestion and its reception over 4 centuries for the good thing about scholars and complicated students alike. Boehme’s theosophical works have prompted Western tradition in profound methods considering that their dissemination within the early 17th Century, and those interdisciplinary essays hint the social and cultural networks in addition to the highbrow pathways keen on Boehme’s enduring effect. The chapters diversity from situating Boehme within the 16th Century Radical Reformation, to discussions of his importance in sleek theology. They discover the key contexts for Boehme’s reception together with the Pietist circulation, Russian spiritual idea 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 resembling 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 this present day, and the way readers within the current should be enriched by way of a clean engagement along with his it seems that opaque and complicated writings.

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