Angelus Silesius

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

Angelus Silesius

Angelus Silesius (ănˈjələs sĭlēˈzhəs), pseud. of Johannes Scheffler (yōhänˈəs shĕfˈlər), 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 Pietism.


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

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The fifteenth-century theologian, Angelus Silesius, made this profound statement, "If God stopped thinking of me He would cease to exist." Before you go yelling "Blasphemy," let me qualify that.
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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.