Gender in Mystical and Occult Thought
Behmenism and Its Development in England
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Gender in Mystical and Occult Thought by B.J. Gibbons
Book DescriptionThis is the first comprehensive account of the development of the ideas on gender of Jacob Boehme (1575-1624) among his English followers, tracing the changes in gender and sexuality in such esoteric traditions as alchemy, hermeticism and the Cabala. The book argues that Behmenist thought in these areas is a neglected aspect of the revision in the moral status of women during the early modern period, contributing significantly to the rise of the Romantic notion of womanhood and 'Victorian' sexual ideology. It deals with English Behmenism from its reception during the Interregnum through to its impact upon William Blake and the Swedenborgians in the eighteenth century. The book also strongly challenges received opinions on the relationship of Behmenism to the English radical tradition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521526487
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author B.J. Gibbons
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An evaluation of the intellectual legacy in England of the ideas of Jacob Boehme (1575-1624).
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