Einsiedeln


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Einsiedeln

(īn`zē'dəln), town (1990 pop. 10,869), Schwyz canton, E central Switzerland. Einsiedeln is the most famous pilgrimage center in Switzerland and one of the most noted in Europe. Its important Benedictine abbey, founded in the 10th cent., was built on the supposed site of the cell of St. Meinrad, a 9th-century martyr. The monastery (rebuilt in the early 18th cent.) is one of the largest and finest examples of Swiss baroque architecture. Its church contains the sacred image of the "Black Virgin," a wooden statue discolored by candle-burning through the centuries. The townspeople annually perform The Great World Theater, a religious play by Calderón. Paracelsus is said to have been born in the town; Zwingli was (1516–18) a priest there. Einsiedeln today is a popular winter resort and home to printing, machinery, and furniture-making industries.
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Why have I never felt such visceral shock upon viewing a crucifix, I wondered the next day at Einsiedeln, as I watched an elderly nun, in a simple black, polyester dress and wimple, fall to her bare knees and pray at the feet of a crucified Jesus.
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Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541), who adopted the name Paracelsus, was born in Einsiedeln, Switzerland.
This 18th-century German woodcut, The Adoration of the Einsiedeln Madonna, has had foil and fabric attached.
Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana and Stiftsbibliothek Einsiedeln.
Die Lehre Karl Barths and eine katholische Besinnung, Einsiedeln, 1957, on the essential agreement of Barth's teaching on justification with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.
Einsiedeln is a small town south of Zurich which has a large Italianate baroque church standing above asquare.
15) Of the three medieval and Renaissance occultists, Paracelsus comes closest to being part of the genius loci of the novel's setting--if not like Victor (and Rousseau before him "by birth a Genevese" (Frankenstein 17), (16) at least a Swiss, having been born in the German-speaking monastery village of Einsiedeln, in the canton of Schwyz, in 1493 (Paracelsus/Goodrick-Clarke 14).
Gall Morel of 1869, which has been widely used in the reprint by the Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, offered a plain text, an imperfect transcription of the Einsiedeln manuscript.