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Trithemius and magical theology : a chapter in the controversy over occult studies in early modern Europe

Author: Noel L Brann
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1999.
Series: SUNY series in Western esoteric traditions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through an examination of the Benedictine abbot Trithemius (1462-1516), this book explores the intersection of the early modern debate over occult studies with a number of contemporaneous developments: late medieval mysticism, the revival of ancient letters, the Catholic and Protestant reform movements, the witch hunts, and the scientific revolution." "A Benedictine living to the threshold of the Reformation  Read more...
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Named Person: Johannes Trithemius; Johannes Trithemius
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noel L Brann
ISBN: 0791439615 9780791439616 0791439623 9780791439623
OCLC Number: 38566101
Description: x, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: SUNY series in Western esoteric traditions.
Responsibility: Noel L. Brann.
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"Through an examination of the Benedictine abbot Trithemius (1462-1516), this book explores the intersection of the early modern debate over occult studies with a number of contemporaneous developments: late medieval mysticism, the revival of ancient letters, the Catholic and Protestant reform movements, the witch hunts, and the scientific revolution." "A Benedictine living to the threshold of the Reformation period, Trithemius excelled for most of his career in the fields of monastic reform, mystical theology, and Christian Humanism, and then, suddenly, announced himself to the world as an advocate of magic." "In many ways paralleling the life of his more famous contemporary Faustus, Trithemius, in contrast, left to posterity a body of theoretical work in support of his magical operations. Formulated to justify his own specialty, cryptography, Trithemius's occult theory goes beyond establishing the compatibility of magic with orthodox Christian doctrine. Its basic thrust, on the model of mystical theology, is to present magic as an appropriate vehicle to convey the soul from the finite to the infinite."--Jacket.

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