145p. Ex-library copy of a softcover book in very good condition. Library sticker on spine. Stamps, markings, and check-out materials on 1/2 title page. Otherwise clean and tight, with only minutely rubbed edges. A volume in the CLASSICS OF WESTERN SPIRITUALITY series. Silesius (1624-1677) was a German Catholic priest, physician, and mystic. Originally a Lutheran, he converted to Catholicism in 1653 and wrote many anti-Protestant tracts. This books collects many of the epigrams for which he was well-known. Translation and foreword by Maria Shrady; introduction and notes by Josef Schmidt; preface by E.J. Furcha.
ISBN 0809127687. Trade Paperback. 1986 English translation of 1657 German original. Minor stains on outer page edges; slight wear to corners and edges; slight overall dust soiling and browning; otherwise tight, sound and unmarked in Very Good condition.
New. Born to Protestant parents in 1624, Johann Schefler converted to Catholicism at the age of 29 and took the name Angelus. As an apologist he was polemical--as a poet, serene and artful. Adopting the difficult form of the epigram, Angelus Silesius (the name by which he published his poetic work) ''moulded the epigram into perfectly expressing what has been the intrinsic problem of any mystical writer: saying the ineffable'' (from the introduction). Admired and quoted by Hans Urs von Balthasar, Umberto Eco and Evelyn Underhill, The Cherubinic Wanderer-long a classic of German folk literature and of rich theological substance-is now available in English.
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