Angelus Silesius


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Angelus Silesius
Johann Scheffler
Birthday
BirthplaceBreslau, Silesia (now Wrocław, Poland)
Died
NationalitySilesian (German, Polish)
Occupation
Physician, priest, mystic and religious poet

Angelus Silesius

(ăn`jələs sĭlē`zhəs), pseud. of

Johannes Scheffler

(yōhän`əs shĕf`lər), 1624–77, German poet. He is best known for his pastoral lyric cycles Heilige Seelenlust (1657–68) and Cherubinischer Wandersmann (1674–75), which can be interpreted as Christian as well as pantheistic. Scheffler's mysticism strongly influenced 18th-century PietismPietism
, a movement in the Lutheran Church (see Lutheranism), most influential between the latter part of the 17th cent. and the middle of the 18th. It was an effort to stir the church out of a settled attitude in which dogma and intellectual religion seemed to be supplanting
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Bibliography

See study by J. L. Sammons (1967).


Silesius, Angelus:

see Angelus SilesiusAngelus Silesius
, pseud. of Johannes Scheffler
, 1624–77, German poet. He is best known for his pastoral lyric cycles Heilige Seelenlust (1657–68) and Cherubinischer Wandersmann
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Those of you who know Mechtild von Magdeburg or even Angelus Silesius know that they played with the nearly empty word in childlike exaltation, and that their poems, like supple animals thrown high in the air, always land on their feet.
Destaca Boero el papel que juegan en el trasfondo las lecturas de Angelus Silesius ("caso extremo de mistica", p.
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The texts chosen for this volume predominantly fall into the categories of philosophy or theology, though one cannot deny the literary quality of the works of Marguerite Porete, Meister Eckhart, or Angelus Silesius among others.
Indeed Bertram's knowledge of Nietzsche's literary influences, from Novalis to Angelus Silesius, is unparalleled, and that alone easily justifies this translation.
The Leavenworth Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures since 1979 and a faculty member at Yale since 1964, Sammons has written widely and wisely on topics dealing primarily with German literature of the nineteenth century, although he has also contributed a volume on the seventeenth-century mystic writer Angelus Silesius, essays on various authors from the eighteenth century, and a monograph on literary sociology.
On the other hand, if one does not believe that the "rose" of the title has come to Eco "by chance" (Eco 506), there might be the possibility of a reference to the mystic Angelus Silesius (1624-1677), namely to the couplet "Ohne warumb": "Die Ros' ist ohn warumb/sie bluhet weil sie bluhet/Sie achtt nicht jhrer selbst/fragt nicht ob man sie sihet"--"The rose is without why/it flowers because it flowers/It pays no heed to itself/it does not ask that you look at it" (The Cherubinic Wanderer I, 289).
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The poem strides beneath the conflicting auspices of two diametrically opposed tutelary spirits: the buffoonish and swilling Trimalchio, from the Satyricon of Petronius, and the seventeenth-century German mystical poet and Counter Reformation agitator Johann Scheffler, whose nom de plume was Angelus Silesius.
Lo hace en La proposicion del fundamento (1955) y lo toma de un fragmento del mistico aleman Angelus Silesius en el que se dice: "La rosa es sin por que; florece porque florece.