German Mysticism from Hildegard of Bingen to Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Literary and Intellectual History

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Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Paracelsus, Jacob Boehme, Angelus Silesius, Novalis, and such recent thinkers as Schopenhauer and Wittgenstein are among the philosophers analyzed in a wide ranging account of the preconditions of German mysticism and its evolution from biblical and Augustinian material. Also shows how the German mystical tradition interacted with the Reformation, Romanticism, and Modernism. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 The Union of Worlds: Biblical and Augustinian Sources of German Mysticism 15
2 The Visible and the Invisible: Hildegard of Bingen and Female Visionary Mysticism 39
3 The Outer and the Inner: The Reflective Mysticism of Eckhart, Seuse, and Tauler 69
4 The Finite and the Infinite: The Humanistic Mysticism of Nicholas of Cusa 99
5 Nature and Scripture: Mysticism Between Renaissance and Reformation 117
6 Letter and Spirit: Mysticism as Dissent in the German Reformation 143
7 The Part and the Whole: Jacob Boehme and the Baroque Synthesis 169
8 Diversity and Unity: Mysticism Between Pietism and Enlightenment 193
9 Nature and Imagination: Romantic Mysticism from Novalis to Schopenhauer 215
Conclusion: Wittgenstein and the Aftermath of German Mysticism 233
Notes 239
Select Bibliography 273
Index 279
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