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Jacob Boehme
b. April 24, 1575 – d. November 17, 1624 • Lutheran • Mystic • Theologian
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Boehme, Jakob
Boehme, Jakob (1575–1624), German *Lutheran theosophical author, known as ‘philosophus Teutonicus’. He was the son of a farmer. At first a shepherd, he was later apprenticed to a shoemaker, and from 1599, when he was married, till 1613 followed that trade at Görlitz in Silesia. The recipient of mystical
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Boehme, Jacob
Boehme, Jacob (1575–1624). German mystic, born in Silesia, a shoemaker by profession and possessed of a natural intelligence, although without formal academic education. B. combined a profound mystical passion with study and reflection. His restless spirit and inquisitive mind took the form of penetrating
Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science
Boehme, Jacob
BOEHME, JACOB. Jacob Boehme (Jakob Böhme, 1575–1624) was a German thinker who influenced the content and development of later Continental science and philosophy. Boehme was born in 1575 in the Lusatian village of Alt Seidenberg (now Sulików, Poland) to Jakob (d. 1618) and Ursula (d. c. 1606) Boehme,
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Boehme, Jacob (1575–1624)
BOEHME, JACOB (1575–1624)Boehme was a German shoemaker and mystic of Görlitz who combined a concern for personal *religious experience, in reaction to Lutheran scholasticism (see *Orthodoxy/Scholasticism, Lutheran), with speculation about the nature of God and his relation to creation.Most of Boehme’s
Who’s Who in Christian History
Boehme, Jacob
BOEHME, JACOB (1575–1624)Influential German Lutheran mysticBorn in Altseidenberg near Goerlitz into a well-to-do farming family, Boehme became a shoemaker and established a business in Goerlitz in 1599. Goerlitz was a center for religious and philosophical activity. Followers of the mystics Schwenckfeld