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Gnostic Apocalypse: Jacob Boehme's Haunted Narrative

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Jacob Boehme, the seventeenth-century German speculative mystic, influenced the philosophers Hegel and Schelling and both English and German Romantics alike with his visionary thought. Gnostic Apocalypse focuses on the way Boehme s thought repeats and surpasses post-reformation Lutheran thinking, deploys and subverts the commitments of medieval mysticism, realizes the spec ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published December 13th 2001 by State University of New York Press (first published December 1st 2001)
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O'Regan argues that the mystic Jakob Boehme is the site where Gnosticism returns to the modern world. He briefly explains ancient (Valentinian) Gnosticism and explores possible influences which mediated its return through Boehme.

O’Regan suggests that “narrative” unites ancient Gnosis and modern pneumatic forms of religious thought (12-13). There could be something to this. If this works, then one can see a connection between ancient Gnosticism, neo-Platonism, medieval mysticism, and post-Renaiss
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