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

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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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).

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He won the 2007 Nike Award for the best work of Polish literature published in the previous year and the 2009 Silesius Poetry Award for lifetime achievement.
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.
He was familiar with Jacob Bohme, [John of] Ruysbroeck, John of the Cross, [Valantin] Weigel and [Johann Angelus] Silesius, as well as Saint Tererese and Angela of Foligno".
Here we hear echoes of seventeenth century mystic-poet Angelus Silesius (Johann Scheffler): "I know God cannot live one instant without Me: / If I should come to naught, needs must He cease to be .
Life lives, in short, without Reason (Grund), like the rose of the German mystic Angelius Silesius, which blooms because it blooms, without the possibility of revealing an ulterior Grund (it blossoms without "why") that accounts for it (The Cherubinic Wanderer 54).
A strangely-named album that takes its name - as you probably all know - from 17th Century German mystic and poet Angelus Silesius who said: "The rose is without why, she blooms because she blooms.
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.
Leu Nietzsche, Sao Joao da Cruz, Eckhart, Angelus Silesius, Kant, Husserl, Wittgenstein, Cassirer, Heidegger e Ortega dentro da circunstancia brasileira.
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).
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.
Some of the historical personages who figure in The Triumph of Love are Petronius Arbiter, Angelus Silesius, Thomas Bradwardine, Ernst Junger, Cardanus, Rathenau, and Clausewitz.