Paracelsus by Charles Webster
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Paracelsus
By Charles Webster

Paracelsus

Medicine, Magic and Mission at the End of Time

By (author) See other recent books by Charles Webster
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $56.95
Your Price: $51.26 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.56 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Paracelsus by Charles Webster

Book Description

Theophrastus von Hohenheim (1493--1541), better known as Paracelsus, was a physician, natural magician, radical activist of the early Reformation, and commentator on the social and religious issues of his day. This elegantly written book is the defining account of the man known as "Paracelsus the Great." Drawing on the whole range of relevant manuscript and printed sources, Charles Webster considers Paracelsus's life and works, explores his advocacy for total reform of the clerical, legal, and medical professions, and describes his precise expectations for the Christian church of the future, focusing on his affinity with the spiritualist Anabaptists. The author concludes with the apocalyptic speculations of Paracelsus, who vividly portrayed the sense of endtime crisis that constituted one of the defining characteristics of his era.

Buy Paracelsus book by Charles Webster from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780300139112
ISBN-10: 030013911X
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Pages: 330
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Charles Webster

Strategic Air Offensive Against Germany 1939-1945 by Charles Webster Strategic Air Offensive Against Germany 1939-1945, Paperback (May 2006)

Presents the official history of the final year of the strategic air offensive against Germany. This book contains an assessment of the controversial bombing of Dresden and accounts of the clashes among the allied air chiefs over their aims.

Biology, Medicine and Society 1840-1940 by Charles Webster Biology, Medicine and Society 1840-1940, Paperback (February 2003)

The authors describe different historical aspects of the interrelationship of technical experience and social policy in the fields of health, education and social welfare.

General Practice Under the National Health Service, 1948-1997 by Charles Webster General Practice Under the National Health Service, 1948-1997, Hardback (June 1998)

This is the first comprehensive history of general practice under the National Health Service. It maps the changes which have occurred since its early and unhappy state in 1948, through the extraordinary renaissance that began in the 1960s, to the radical changes which have occurred since 1990.

» View all books by Charles Webster

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Paracelsus book by Charles Webster and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Charles Webster

Charles Webster is emeritus fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Charles Webster close
Intellectual Revolution of the Seventeenth Century by Charles Webster
Intellectual Revolution of the Seventeenth Century by Charles Webster
Strategic Air Offensive Against Germany 1939-1945 by Charles Webster
Biology, Medicine and Society 1840-1940 by Charles Webster
General Practice Under the National Health Service, 1948-1997 by Charles Webster
Introduction to the Social History of Nursing by Charles Webster
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close