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Paracelsus : the man and his reputation, his ideas and their transformation

Author: Ole Peter Grell
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1998.
Series: Studies in the history of Christian thought, v. 85.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume offers a revisionist interpretation of Paracelsus and Paracelsianism. It points to the need for a new historiographical approach to the man and his ideas, while demonstrating the value of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Paracelsus; Paracelsus; Paracelse; Paracelsus; Paracelsus.; Paracelse; Paracelse; Paracelse; Paracelse; Paracelsus
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ole Peter Grell
ISBN: 9004111778 9789004111776
OCLC Number: 39269531
Notes: "Earlier versions of most of the chapters in this volume were originally presented in a symposium held at the University of Glasgow in September 1993 entitled: The transformation of Paracelsianism"--Pref.
Description: vi, 350 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Historical Paracelsus. The Spagyric art; or, the impossible work of separating pure from impure Paracelsianism: a historiographical analysis / Stephen Pumfrey. --
Paracelsus fat and thin: thoughts on reputations and realities / Andrew Cunningham. --
Paracelsus as a guiding model --
historians and their object / Dietlinde Goltz. --
Nature and character / Herbert Breger. --
2. Social and religious Paracelsus. Paracelsianism made political, 1600-1650 / Hugh Trevor-Roper. --
Medicine, alchemy, and the control of language: Andreas Libavius versus the Neoparacelsians / Bruce T. Moran. --
'Theophrastia Sancta' --
Paracelsianism as a religion in conflict with the established churches / Carlos Gilly. --
Hohenheim's anthropology in the light of his writings on the eucharist / Hartmut Randolph. --
On Paracelsus's epistemology in his early theological writings and in his Astronomia Magna / Ute Gause. --
3. The philosophical and medical Paracelsus. Paracelsianism and the diffusion of the chemical philosophy in early modern Europe / Allen G. Debus. The acceptable face of Paracelsianism: the legacy of Idea medicinae and the introduction of Paracelsianism into early modern Denmark / Ole Peter Grell. --
The Paracelsian body / J.R.R. Christie. --
The Paracelsian kitchen / Francis McKee. --
'Invisible diseases' imagination and magnetism: Paracelsus and the consequences / Heinz Schott.
Series Title: Studies in the history of Christian thought, v. 85.
Responsibility: edited by Ole Peter Grell.

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