Genius of the Transcendent: Mystical Writings of Jakob Boehme

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Here, for the spiritual adventurers of our own age, is an accessible introduction to one of the most important of the Christian mystical writers. Jakob Boehme (1575–1624) was a humble shoemaker of Görlitz in eastern Germany who, in response to the visionary experiences that began for him as a teenager, wrote a series of theosophical treatises that explore the nature of God and humanity. His ability to give words to the ineffable has never been surpassed, and his influence can be felt in the generations of mystics...
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Overview

Here, for the spiritual adventurers of our own age, is an accessible introduction to one of the most important of the Christian mystical writers. Jakob Boehme (1575–1624) was a humble shoemaker of Görlitz in eastern Germany who, in response to the visionary experiences that began for him as a teenager, wrote a series of theosophical treatises that explore the nature of God and humanity. His ability to give words to the ineffable has never been surpassed, and his influence can be felt in the generations of mystics who followed him, as well as in Pietists, German Romantics, Quakers, and American utopianists, among many others. Five of Boehme's most essential works are presented here in fresh translations that demonstrate why Underhill called him "one of the most astonishing cases in history of a natural genius for the transcendent."
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"The great sweep of Boehme's vision includes both man and the universe, the nature of God and of the soul. He remains one of those cloud-wrapped immortals who must be rediscovered and reinterpreted by the adventurers of every age." —Evelyn Underhill, author of Mysticism
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590307090
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 441,824
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Life Beyond the Senses 29

2 The New Birth 57

3 True Yieldedness 95

4 The Incarnation of Jesus Christ 125

5 Six Mystical Points 151

Notes 169

Bibliography 185

Index 187

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