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Valentin Weigel (1533-1588)
Valentin Weigel (1533-1588) (November 1999)
German Religious Dissenter, Speculative Theorist, and Advocate of Tolerance
Andrew Weeks - Author

This first English-language consideration of Valentin Weigel, an important but neglected figure in German intellectual history, examines his life and his writings on tolerance.

This is the first book-length treatment in English of a central but neglected figure in German intellectual history, Valentin Weigel (1533-1588). Like his great contemporary Michel de Montaigne, Weigel anticipated the advent of a tolerant culture of i...(Read More)
Paracelsus (November 1996)
Speculative Theory and the Crisis of the Early Reformation
Andrew Weeks - Author

CHOICE 1997 Outstanding Academic Book

Paracelsus is commonly regarded as one of the great figures of sixteenth-century Europe and of German intellectual history. This book examines the content of his writings in order to clarify it and its historical context.

"This book treats as a unity the two sides of Paracelsus's thought--its speculative and theological aspects and its medical and scient...(Read More)
German Mysticism From Hildegard of Bingen to Ludwig Wittgenstein
German Mysticism From Hildegard of Bingen to Ludwig Wittgenstein (July 1993)
A Literary and Intellectual History
Andrew Weeks - Author

"This book offers a fine overview of the emergence and development of a German mystical tradition. Weeks introduces the major figures and characterizes the nature of their religious experience. His work provides insights into specific doctrines or modes of thought while at the same time offering a framework into which the specifics may be fit in order to form a coherent whole."-- Debra L. Stoudt, University of Toledo

This book offers the re...(Read More)
Boehme (July 1991)
An Intellectual Biography of the Seventeenth-Century Philosopher and Mystic
Andrew Weeks - Author

This is a biography of one of the most original and one of the least understood seminal writers of the Baroque world, Jacob Boehme.

"This is the first book which describes Boehme's writings in the context of the events of his time as well as of his own life. It is a major contribution to Boehme material and to studies of seventeenth-century German thought." -- Henry Le Roy Finch, Hunter College

"The author's ability to provide an ove...(Read More)
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