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Genius of the Transcendent Here for the spiritual adventurers of our own age is an accessible introduction to one of the most important of the Christian mystical writers Jakob Boehme 1575–1624 was a humble shoemaker of Görlitz in eastern Germany who in response to the visionary experiences that began for him as a teenager wrote a series of theosophical treatises that explore the nature of God and humanity His ability to give words to the ineffable has never been surpassed and his influence can be felt in the generations of mystics who followed him as well as in Pietists German Romantics uakers and American utopianists among many others Five of Boehme's most essential works are presented here in fresh translations that demonstrate why Underhill called him one of the most astonishing cases in history of a natural genius for the transcendent

About the Author: Michael L. Birkel

Michael L Birkel is a professor of Religion at Earlham College in Richmond Indiana and director of the school's Newlin Center He holds degrees from Wilmington College the Earlham School of Religion and Harvard University Birkel is the author of numerous books on Christian and uaker figures as well as general studies of religious tradition

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