Jakob Boehme


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German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophy

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The bishops at Nicaea formulated a firm and clear statement of belief that has served a great many people's need for assurance down the centuries, but there have always been others--Meister Eckhart and Jakob Boehme, George Fox and the Quakers, Blake and Rilke, to offer but a few examples--who could not lead the spiritual lives to which they had been called within the bounds of this orthodoxy.
The allusions are not all to places--they are personal as well: from Max Jacob to Jakob Boehme, and from Montesquieu to Marshall Ney, they range across centuries and through the pages of our cultural archive.
To check off one more box on our been-there-done-that FLAMES list, we can't afford to spend a lifetime of painful questing as did Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Jakob Boehme, Meister Eckhart, Blaise Pascal, William Law, George MacDonald, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John and Donald Baillie, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen or Eugene Peterson.
This paper examines the Schusterkugel as a representation of two different theological strands, the mysticism of the seventeenth-century cobbler and theologian Jakob Boehme, and the theological rationalism that became so prominent during the following century of Enlightenment.
Benz emphasizes his continuation of the pious and mystical traditions of writers like Johannes Arndt, August Francke, Henry More, and perhaps Jakob Boehme.
Jakob Boehme, described God as an "abyss" and Ninian Smart thinks that Boehme's God is "the Ungrund--the undifferentiated absolute that is ineffable and neither light nor darkness ((328)).