Gnostic apocalypse : Jacob Boehme's haunted narrative by Böhme, Jakob; Böhme, Jakob; O'Regan, Cyril

By Böhme, Jakob; Böhme, Jakob; O'Regan, Cyril

Argues that the discourse of Jacob Boehme represents the go back of Gnostic idea in modernity after 1000 yr hiatus

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7. Also how human being may come into the real contemplation of the Being of all beings. 8. Also of the creation of the world and of all creatures. 9. And of the origin, fall, and restoration of human being; what human being is according to the first Adamic man in the kingdom of nature; and what human being is in the new regeneration in the kingdom of grace, and how the new birth comes to pass. 10. 5 Introduction to Part I 29 This coincidence of explanation and pansophism, which Will-Eric Peuckert (among others) thinks to be an indelible characteristic of Boehme’s thought and argument,6 mark off Boehme not only historically but also systematically from much of pre-Reformation and Reformation Christianity in general and the mystical traditions in particular.

7. Also how human being may come into the real contemplation of the Being of all beings. 8. Also of the creation of the world and of all creatures. 9. And of the origin, fall, and restoration of human being; what human being is according to the first Adamic man in the kingdom of nature; and what human being is in the new regeneration in the kingdom of grace, and how the new birth comes to pass. 10. 5 Introduction to Part I 29 This coincidence of explanation and pansophism, which Will-Eric Peuckert (among others) thinks to be an indelible characteristic of Boehme’s thought and argument,6 mark off Boehme not only historically but also systematically from much of pre-Reformation and Reformation Christianity in general and the mystical traditions in particular.

3) The fall of the dramatically realized divine world or community, provoked by Lucifer, leads to the creation of the temporal world (as an expression of the eternal tension) and human being (as the image of God). (4) Human being destroys the divine image (Adamic fall), due to a repetition of Lucifer’s abortive exercise of freedom. (5) Christ appears both as the Second Adam and as the paradigm of rebirth, resignation, and wholeness, appropriatable by a sinful but unvitiated humanity. (6) History as salvation history, stretching from creation to apocalypse, is a movement of return to origins, proximally to Eden, but ultimately to the paradisiacal state lost in the Lucifernian fall.

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