BOEHME, Jacob


BOEHME, Jacob
(1575-1624)
   German LUTHERAN MYSTIC whose speculations about GOD and His relationship to CREATION drew upon NEOPLATONISM, the JEWISH CABBALA and ALCHEMY and was expressed in his The Way to Christ (1624). An obscure writer who has been accused of being both a PANTHEIST and a DUALIST. His work influenced PIETISM, ROMANTICISM and modern NEW AGE mystical movements as well as the writings of William LAW and Isaac NEWTON.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Johann Jacob Zimmermann — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Johann Zimmermann et Zimmermann. Johann Jacob Zimmermann (1644–1693) fut un théologien allemand non conformiste, millénariste, mathématicien et astronome. Né à Vaihingen en Wurtemberg, il étudie à l université de …   Wikipédia en Français

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