(Swedenborg) - J. v. Görres: Emanuel Swedenborg, seine Visionen und sein Verhältniss zur Kirche. [=Title on front wrapper.]
Strassburg, Mainz und Speyer, in der Expedition des Katholiken, 1827. 8vo. 144 pp. Without title-leaf, complete as issued.
Bound with front printed wrapper in attractive later blue pebble cloth, wrapper neatly reinforced in gutter.
Provenanace: Ownership inscriptions of Ach.[atius] Kahl and of Eugène Lewenhaupt (Säbylund), and with the latter’s bookplate.
Johann Joseph Görres (1776-1848), was a German writer, philosopher, theologian, historian and journalist. As a leading member of the Heidelberg Romantic group, he edited the ”Zeitung für Einsiedler” together with Brentano and Ludwig Achim von Arnim, and in 1807 he published Die deutschen Volksbücher. He later studied Persian and published a Mythengeschichte der asiatischen Welt, followed ten years later by Das Heldenbuch von Iran, a translation of part of the Shahnama, the epic of Firdousi. Since about 1820, Görres had studied the mystic testimonies of various epochs. He went into the mystical writers of the Middle Ages such as María de Ágreda as well as observing the ecstatic young women of his time (Maria von Mörl, and others), and strove to comprehend more thoroughly the nature of Christian mysticism. His Christliche Mystik ("On christian mysticism", 4 vols., 1836-1842) gave a series of biographies of the saints, together with an exposition of Roman Catholic mysticism.