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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De Lubac lo interpreta de la mano del mistico Angelus Silesius, preguntandose cual llega mas hondo: <<El abismo de mi espiritu no cesa de invocar a gritos / al abismo de Dios; dime, ?
The incomplete anachronistic verses of the mystic poet Angelus Silesius on the nature of God can in fact be understood to mean that "God is a pure nothing.
La hermeneutica de lo imposible en Eckhart, Silesius y Celan.
Other favorite authors are Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676); the Roman Catholic convert Johann Scheffler, also known as Angelus Silesius (1624-1677); and the Reformed poet, composer, and pastor, Joachim Neander (1650-1680).
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.
La idea de Deidad nos ha llevado nuevamente a la frontera de la Deidad: tema en que confluyen mitologos y filosofos, ambos en una doble abertura: unos que consideran la Deidad como fundamento (Aristoteles, Santo Tomas, Suarez, Leibniz, por cierto los neo-tomistas) otros que prefieren hablar de una Deidad que es fundamento, pero sin demostracion, "teologia negativa" (Dionisio el Areopagita, Eckhart, Tauler, Silesius, Cusa y, entre los mas cercanos, Schelling); esta teologia de la Deidad, como "abismo", (Heidegger), "mar sin fondo" (Eckhart), "el saber del no saber" (Nicolas de Cusa), es la misma de la que dan cuenta las distintas mitologias y hasta los poetas mas desacralizados a la hora de entregarse a la metafora voladora.
De ahi que el verso de Angelus Silesius "La rosa es sin por que, florece porque florece" logre separar la idea de fundamento y la de un porque, donde el "sin porque" expresa un fundamento a-bismal al que se hace referencia por su misma falta.
Par ailleurs des traductions de grands auteurs prolongent le travail de refection de la langue poetique francaise: Shakespeare, Angelus Silesius, Neruda, sont revus dans des traductions qui donnent libre cours a la dissonance, au bancal, au rugueux de la langue.
Destaca Boero el papel que juegan en el trasfondo las lecturas de Angelus Silesius ("caso extremo de mistica", p.
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 .
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