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Paradise postponed : Johann Heinrich [Alsted] and the birth of Calvinist millenarianism

Author: Howard Hotson
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2000.
Series: Archives internationales d'histoire des idées, 172.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Johann Heinrich Alsted; Johann Heinrich Alsted; Johann Heinrich Alsted
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Hotson
ISBN: 0792367871 9780792367871
OCLC Number: 45499744
Description: x, 227 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : 1. Mede, Alsted and the birth of Calvinist millenarianism --
2. The development of Alsted's apocalyptic expectations, 1610-30 --
3. Leading questions and key sources. I. Speculum mundi, sive harmonia trium voluminum: the hermetic pre-history of Alsted's millenarianism, 110-24 --
2. Volumen historicum seu experimentalis: encyclopedic chronology --
3. Volumen coelestis sive astrologicum: astrological history : Great conjunctions and new stars ; The annus magnus and circulus judiciorum Dei ; The sphere of heaven, the wheel of history, and the circle of learning --
4. Volumen biblicus seu propheticus: prophetic numerology : The seals, trumpets and vials of Revelation ; The prophetic numbers of Daniel. II. Diatribe de mille annis apocalypticis: the origins of Alsted's millenarianism, 1619-27 : 5. The Thirty Years War and Alsted's eschatological crisis, 1619-25 : 1619: rumors of war and initial doubts ; 1621-5: disaster and disillusionment --
6. The sources of the Diatribe de mille annis apocalypticis : Herborn millenarianism: Johannes Piscator ; Heidelberg anti-millenarianism: David Pareus ; Further authorities: human and hermetic ; Tubingen hermeticism: Christoph Besold --
7. Conclusions.
Series Title: Archives internationales d'histoire des idées, 172.
Responsibility: Howard Hotson.
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