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

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Imprint:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1998.
Description:vi, 350 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:Studies in the history of Christian thought. v. 85
Subject:Paracelsus, -- 1493-1541.
Paracelsus, -- 1493-1541
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Grell, Ole Peter.
ISBN:9004111778 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-341) and indexes.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The Enigma of Paracelsus / Ole Peter Grell
  • Pt. 1. The Historical Paracelsus. Ch. 1. The Spagyric Art; Or, The Impossible Work of Separating Pure from Impure Paracelsianism: a historiographical analysis / Stephen Pumfrey. Ch. 2. Paracelsus Fat and Thin: Thoughts on Reputations and Realities / Andrew Cunningham. Ch. 3. Paracelsus as a Guiding Model: Historians and their Object / Dietlinde Goltz. Ch. 4. Nature and Character / Herbert Breger
  • Pt. 2. The Social and Religious Paracelsus. Ch. 5. Paracelsianism made Political, 1600-1650 / Hugh Trevor-Roper. Ch. 6. Medicine, Alchemy, and the Control of Language: Andreas Libavius versus the Neoparacelsians / Bruce T. Moran. Ch. 7. 'Theophrastia Sanda': Paracelsianism as a Religion in Conflict with the Established Churches / Carlos Gilly. Ch. 8. Hohenheim's Anthropology in the Light of his Writings on the Eucharist / Hartmul Rudolph. Ch. 9. On Paracelsus's Epistemology in His Early Theological Writings and in His Astronomia Magna / Ute Gause
  • Pt. 3. The Philosophical and Medical Paracelsus. Ch. 10. Paracelsianism and the Diffusion of the Chemical Philosophy in Early Modern Europe / Allen G. Debus. Ch. 11. The Acceptable Face of Paracelsianism: The Legacy of Idea medicinae and the Introduction of Paracelsianism into Early Modern Denmark / Ole Peter Grell. Ch. 12. The Paracelsian Body / J. R. R. Christie. Ch. 13. The Paracelsian Kitchen / Francis McKee. Ch. 14. 'Invisible Diseases': Imagination and Magnetism: Paracelsus and the Consequences / Heinz Schott.