Paracelsus: Medicine, Magic and Mission at the End of Time

Paracelsus: Medicine, Magic and Mission at the End of Time

by Charles Webster
     
 

ISBN-10: 030013911X

ISBN-13: 9780300139112

Pub. Date: 12/16/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press

Theophrastus von Hohenheim (1493–1541), better known as Paracelsus, was a physician, natural magician, radical activist of the early Reformation, and commentator on the social and religious issues of his day. This elegantly written book is the defining account of the man known as “Paracelsus the Great.”

Drawing on the whole range of relevant

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Theophrastus von Hohenheim (1493–1541), better known as Paracelsus, was a physician, natural magician, radical activist of the early Reformation, and commentator on the social and religious issues of his day. This elegantly written book is the defining account of the man known as “Paracelsus the Great.”

Drawing on the whole range of relevant manuscript and printed sources, Charles Webster considers Paracelsus’s life and works, explores his advocacy for total reform of the clerical, legal, and medical professions, and describes his precise expectations for the Christian church of the future, focusing on his affinity with the spiritualist Anabaptists. The author concludes with the apocalyptic speculations of Paracelsus, who vividly portrayed the sense of endtime crisis that constituted one of the defining characteristics of his era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300139112
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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