Two new volumes on Christian Kabbala

Two new volumes on Christian Kabbala: Volumes 2 and 3 (covering the years 1600-1660 and 1660-1850):

W. Schmidt-Biggemann, Geschichte der christlichen Kabbala. (Stuttgart/Bad Cannstadt , Fromman-Holzboog 2013).

Vol. 2 contains explanations of the enigmatic engravings in the works of Heinrich Khunrath and Robert Fludd, and deals with Böhme’s much disputed relationship to the Kabbalah. Other authors discussed are the Böhme admiror Franckenberg, Athanasius Kircher and Stephan Rittangel. Vol. 3 deals with the last heyday of the Christian Kabbalah in the works of Christian Knorr von Rosenroth. To this period also belong Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont , Henry More and Friedrich Christoph Oetinger. Vol. 4 is in preparation.

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