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Philosophy / Theology]. Behmen [Boehme or Böhme], Jacob [or Jakob. 1575 - 1624]. Sparrow, John [1615 - 1665?]. Ellistone, John [d. 1652]
XL QUESTIONS CONCERNING The SOULE. Propounded by Dr. Balthasar Walter [Walther]. And Answered by Jacob Behmen. Aliàs Teutonicus Philosophus. And in his Answer to the First Question is the Turned EYE, or Philsophick GLOBE. (Which in it selfe containeth all Mysteries) with an Exposition of it. Written in the Germane Language. Anno. 1620. [bound with] The CLAVIS Or KEY. Or, An Exposition of Some Principall Matters, and Words in the Writings of Jacob Behmen. Very Usefull for the Better Apprehending, and Understanding of this Booke. Written in the Germane Language, in March, and Aprill, Anno. 1624
Printed by M. S. for H. Blunden, at the Castle in Corne-hill, London, 1647. [18], 155, [7], 28, [4] pp. Separate t.p. for "Clavis". Last 4 pp: 2 pp 'Catalogue of Bookes' [viz. bibliographical list] by Behmen, 1 pp of "Faults Escaped in Printing" & a blank. Inserted table & plate (imperfect, lacking 'folded' left side [approx. 1 - 1.5"]). 4to: ¢4 (-¢1, a half-title?) (a)2 a3 B1 A4 (-A1) C - 2B4 2C2. Bohme a German philosophical mystic who had a profound influence on such later intellectual movements as idealism and Romanticism. Born of poor parents in Goerlitz Germany, as a boy he tended cattle, later becoming a shoemaker, marrying & fathering 4 children. Boehme, at the robust age of 37 in 1612, wrote his first treatise Aurora, oder Die Morgenroete in Aufgang. In 1613, an unauthorized copy of the manuscript was copied and circulated by Karl von Ender. Its reception "raised him out of his homely sphere, and made him the centre of a local circle of liberal thinkers, considerably above him in station and culture." However, the local pastor primarius of Gorlitz, Gregorius Richter, leveled a charge of heresy. The local muncipal council administered an admonishment to no further "meddle in such matters." This charge Boehme [publicly] followed for 5 years. In 1618 Boehme again started writing expository & polemical treatises. The majority of his works were written, though not formally published, from 1619 - 1624. A second major work, Der Weg zu Christo, was published in 1624, and signaled a renewal of clerical hostility. Boehem, however, was destined to suffer but a short period of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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