Offered here for the first time in English are a selection of Weigel's most important and characteristic works. Together, these works present the heart of Weigel's thought, which championed tolerance and individual conscience in an age of confessional hatred and religious war.
Weigel's writings are Spiritualist theory at its most accurate. They complete a missing chapter in the history of mystical literature and therefor be of supreme interest to those who study:
About the Author:
Andrew Weeks, who holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Illinois (Urbana), is professor of German at Illinois State University. He has written extensively on German mysticism, Reformation-era spiritualism, and German intellectual history of the early postmedieval period.
Table of ContentsI. Introduction: Valentin Weigel (1533-1588)
II. Sermon on the Good Seed and the Weeds (ca. 1574)
III. On the Place of the World (1576)
IV. The Golden Grasp (1578)