Johann Heinrich Alsted, 1588-1638 : between Renaissance, Reformation, and universal reform / Howard Hotson.

"Johann Heinrich Alsted, professor of philosophy and theology at the Calvinist academy of Herborn, was a man of many parts. A deputy to the famous Synod of Dort and the greatest encyclopaedist of his age, he was also a pioneer of Calvinist millenarianism and a devoted student of astrology, alch...

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Main Author: Hotson, Howard
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series:Oxford historical monographs.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Education: Three Varieties of Further Reform, 1584-1610. i. Herborn: Ramism and Further Reform. ii. Heidelberg: Humanism, Scholasticism, and Further Reform. iii. Alsted's Earliest Writings. iv. Marburg: Hermeticism and Further Reform
  • 2. Panacea Philosophica: The Young Alsted's Public Programme, 1610-20. i. Aims: The Instauration of the Image of God in Man. ii. Assumptions: A Humanist Anthropology. iii. Means: 'Alchemical Logic'. iv. Aspirations: The Search for a Panacea Philosophica
  • 3. Crisis and Withdrawal: The Programme Undermined and Retracted, 1612-25. i. Philosophical Crisis: 'Rosicrucian Brethren', 1612-20. ii. Theological Crisis: The Synod of Dort, 1618-19. iii. Political Crisis: War and the Defence of Orthodoxy, 1619-33.