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Hotson, Howard

Overview
Works: 10 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 797 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator
Classifications: DAW1047.A47, 193
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Most widely held works by Howard Hotson
Johann Heinrich Alsted, 1588-1638 : between Renaissance, Reformation, and universal reform by Howard Hotson ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Johann Heinrich Alsted, professor of philosophy and theology at the Calvinist academy of Herborn, was a man of many parts. A deputy to the famous Synod of Dort and the greatest encyclopaedist of his age, he was also a pioneer of Calvinist millenarianism and a devoted student of astrology, alchemy, Lullism, and the works of Giordano Bruno." "From the mainstream Reformed tradition, Alsted and his circle inherited the zeal for further reformation of church, state, and society; but with this they blended hermetic dreams of a general reformation and of the restoration of primordial perfection to fallen human nature through Lullist and alchemical panaceas. However paradoxical from a strictly Calvinist standpoint, this loose synthesis helped prepare the programme of Alsted's greatest student, Jan Amos Comenius, and the following generation of central European universal reformers." "Alsted's intellectual biography provides an invaluable introduction to many of the central ideas, individuals, and institutions of a neglected era of central European intellectual history."--Jacket
Paradise postponed : Johann Heinrich [Alsted] and the birth of Calvinist millenarianism by Howard Hotson ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book provides a uniquely detailed case study of the origins of millenarianism within the vast opera of one of its earliest and most influential Calvinist exponents: the Herborn encyclopedist Johann Heinrich Alsted (1588-1638). The young Alsted, it emerges, looked forward not to the millennium of Apocalypse 20 but to a brief, final period of enhanced illumination described in a poorly understood central European tradition of astrological, alchemical, spiritualist, and generally 'occult' prophetic speculation. It was the disasters following the Bohemian Revolt of 1618 which forced Alsted to recast these expectations as the more exclusively scriptural expectation of a literal millennium; and the material for this revision was found in a protracted dispute over the millennium between senior theologians in Herborn and Heidelberg and a little-known work on the conversion of the Jews by one of the figures most probably behind the composition of the Rosicrucian manifestos. Based on study of the full range of Alsted's works, his diverse sources, and widely dispersed manuscript material, the result is the first English book on 17th-century continental millenarianism and the first monograph in any language exclusively devoted to the origins of the doctrine within mainstream Protestantism."--BOOK JACKET
Commonplace learning : Ramism and its German ramifications, 1543-1630 by Howard Hotson ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ramism was the most controversial pedagogical movement to sweep through the Protestant world in the latter sixteenth century. While its origins in France, its impact in colonial America, and its influence in England, Scotland, and Ireland have been studied in detail, its uniquely warm reception in central Europe - where the great majority of posthumous reprintings of Ramus's work appeared - has never been synoptically studied. This book, the first contextualised study of this rich tradition, therefore has wide-ranging implications for the intellectual, cultural, and social histories not only of the Holy Roman Empire but also of the entire Protestant world in the crucial decades immediately preceding the advent of the 'new philosophy' in the mid-seventeenth century."--BOOK JACKET
Alsted and Leibniz : on God, the magistrate, and the millennium by Johann Heinrich Alsted ( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paradise postponed : Johann Heinrich Alsted and the birth of calvinist millenarianism by Howard Hotson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides a uniquely detailed case study of the origins of millenarianism within the vast opera of one of its earliest and most influential Calvinist exponents: the Herborn encyclopedist Johann Heinrich Alsted (1588-1638). The young Alsted, it emerges, looked forward not to the millennium of Apocalypse 20 but to a brief, final period of enhanced illumination described in a poorly understood central European tradition of astrological, alchemical, spiritualist, and generally `occult' prophetic speculation. It was the disasters following the Bohemian Revolt of 1618 which forced Alsted to recast these expectations as the more exclusively scriptural expectation of a literal millennium; and the material for this revision was found in a protracted dispute over the millennium between senior theologians in Herborn and Heidelberg and a little-known work on the conversion of the Jews by one of the figures most probably behind the composition of the Rosicrucian manifestos. Based on study of the full range of Alsted's works, his diverse sources, and widely dispersed manuscript material, the result is the first English book on 17th-century continental millenarianism and the first monograph in any language exclusively devoted to the origins of the doctrine within mainstream Protestantism
Johann Heinrich Alsted : encyclopedism, millenarianism and the second reformation in Germany by Howard Hotson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588-1638 : betweem Renaissance, Reformation, and universal reform by Howard Hotson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johann Heinrich Alsted by Howard Hotson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The historiographical origins of Calvinist millenarianism by Howard Hotson ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Johann Heinrich Alsted by Howard Hotson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (47)
German (1)
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