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Angelus Silesius' Cherubinischer Wandersmann: A Modern Reading With Selected Translations

Maria M. Bohm

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ISBN 10: 0820437344 / ISBN 13: 9780820437347
Published by Peter Lang Pub Inc, 1997
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Title: Angelus Silesius' Cherubinischer Wandersmann...

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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The highly condensed and often coded philosophical messages of some of Silesius' epigrams are translated into English and reinterpreted in a way that they reveal their universality and relevance to modern times. The «Word» is a recurring topic in the Cherubinischer Wandersmann. The «Word» (Logos) is closely related to the idea of creation. In Angelus Silesius, creation, both divine and human, is a central issue. The topic of creation is of keen interest to the contemporary reader as well, for it ties in with current theories of mind-matter connections of both post-Einsteinian physicists and contemporary psychoanalysis. Thus the Silesian «Angel» of seventeenth-century Germany has much to say to the modern reader in all places.

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The Author: Maria M. Böhm, a native of Germany, has lived in a number of countries and considers herself a citizen of the world. She received her academic degrees in the United States and Mexico and has been a teacher of Spanish and German in several Mexican and North American universities. She is now Assistant Professor of Spanish at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

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