The Sacrificial Body and the Day of Doom: Alchemy and Apocalyptic Discourse in the Protestant Reformation

Alchemy and Apocalyptic Discourse in the Protestant Reformation
 
 
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 29. Mai 2006
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 180 Seiten
978-90-04-15025-6 (ISBN)
 
This study positions Paracelsian alchemy, medicine and medical physiology within the apocalyptic discourse of the Protestant Reformation. Specific attention is paid to alchemical illustrations of ritual sacrifice, death and resurrection.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • laminiert
  • Höhe: 246 mm
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  • Breite: 163 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 603 gr
978-90-04-15025-6 (9789004150256)
9004150250 (9004150250)
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Urszula Szulakowska is a Lecturer in art-history at the University of Leeds. She has produced many publications on the history of alchemical illustration including The Alchemy of Light (Brill, 2000).
This study positions Paracelsian alchemy, medicine and medical physiology within the apocalyptic discourse of the Protestant Reformation. A comparison is made between alchemical theory concerning the perfectibility of prime matter and Christian eschatological doctrine concerning human salvation through Christ's sacrifice in universal history and in the ritual of the mass.
A detailed analysis is made of the engraved illustrations constituting an integral part of the alchemical medicine and physiology of Heinrich Khunrath, Stefan Michelspacher, Jacob Boehme, Abraham von Franckenberg and Robert Fludd.

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