Jakob Bohme

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Noun1.Jakob Bohme - German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophyJakob Bohme - German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophy; influenced George Fox (1575-1624)
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From the thirteenth century on, especially during the Renaissance down to the 19th and even early 20th centuries, figures such as Raymond Llull, Jakob Bohme, Robert Fludd and Knorr von Rosenroth were attracted to Kabbalistic doctrine, often employing it to innovate within Christian thought or--incongruous as it may seem--within scientific inquiry, since the Kabbalah allowed belief in our capacity to uncover arcana.
Franke's introductory essay attempts to show the continuity of thought from Plato to Jakob Bohme, and goes a long way in explaining some of the choices of texts in this volume.