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Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Howard Hotson


Johann Heinrich Alsted, professor of philosophy and theology at the Calvinist academy of Herborn, was a man of many parts. A deputy to the famous Synod of Dort and greatest encyclopaedist of his age, he was also a pioneer of Calvinist millenarianism and a devoted student of astrology, alchemy, Lullism, and the works of Giordano Bruno. From the mainstream Reformed tradition, Alsted and his circle inherited the zeal for further reformation of church, state, and society; but with this they blended hermetic dreams of a general reformation and the restoration of primordial perfection to the fallen ... More

Keywords: Johann Heinrich Alsted, Calvinist academy, Herborn, Synod of Dort, reformation, Lullism, Johann Amos Comenius, Giordano Bruno, 17th century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208280
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Hotson, author
University of Aberdeen