Böhme, Jakob (1575–1624)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Johnson, W. 2011. Böhme, Jakob (1575–1624). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
A German Lutheran mystic and pantheist, Jakob Böhme was born in Alt-Seidelberg (near Görlitz in Silesia) in 1575. Böhme's parents (Jakob and Ursula) apprenticed him to a shoemaker in Görlitz, where he became a master cobbler in 1599. He prospered in his trade and married Katharina Kuntzschmann, the daughter of a master butcher. The union produced four sons and two daughters.
- Böhme, Jakob (1575–1624);
- German lutheran mystic, pantheist;
- issue of theodicy;
- Böhme, adhering to orthodox tenets of incarnation;
- concept of “nothing” or das nichts;
- Böhme's cosmogony, from his trinitarianism