Acta Comeniana 28
The volume of Acta Comeniana 28 (LII) comprises six studies concerning the intellectual history of the period from the 16th to 18th centuries, as well as the book review section.
Jiří Beneš discusses the motives, approaches, and apologies of the leading humanist scholars in the field of translating and interpreting the Bible. Miroslav Hanke deals with the logic of Petr Crockaert, especially with his analysis of self-reference. Jan Čížek deals with the concept of natura as it is presented in Comenius’ Pansophia. Iva Lelková focuses on a seventeenth-century analogy between the movement of seawaters and the movement of fluids in human body as discussed in the works of Athanasius Kircher and Philipp Jacob Sachs von Lewenheimb. Martin Žemla deals with Valentin Weigel’s interpretations of the opening chapters of the Book of Genesis. Andrew L. Thomas examines the influence of Rosicrucianism and the teachings of Jakob Böhme on the colonial projects of Pietist settlers in Pennsylvania, most notably in treatises by Francis Daniel Pastorius.
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