A report on Christian Knorr von Rosenroth

Sculpture of Christian Knorr von Rosenroth in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, by Peter Kuschel
Sefirotic diagram from Christian von Rosenroth's Kabbala Denudata.

German Christian Hebraist and Christian Cabalist born at Alt-Raudten (today Stara Rudna) in Silesia.

- Christian Knorr von Rosenroth
Sculpture of Christian Knorr von Rosenroth in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, by Peter Kuschel

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Christian Hebraist

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Scholar of Hebrew who comes from a Christian family background/belief, or is a Jewish adherent of Christianity.

Scholar of Hebrew who comes from a Christian family background/belief, or is a Jewish adherent of Christianity.

Knorr, Christian, Baron de Rosenroth (1636–89; Sulzbach)

Title of Reuchlin's De arte cabalistica libri tres, iam denua adcurate revisi, 1530.

Christian Kabbalah

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Christian Kabbalah arose during the Renaissance due to Christian scholars' interest in the mysticism of Jewish Kabbalah, which they interpreted according to Christian theology.

Christian Kabbalah arose during the Renaissance due to Christian scholars' interest in the mysticism of Jewish Kabbalah, which they interpreted according to Christian theology.

Title of Reuchlin's De arte cabalistica libri tres, iam denua adcurate revisi, 1530.
front page of Francesco Giorgi's De harmonia mundi.
Sephirotic diagram from Knorr von Rosenroth's Kabbala Denudata.

Browne read Hebrew, owned a copy of Francesco Giorgio's highly influential work of Christian Kabbalah De harmonia mundi totius (1525), and alluded to the Kabbalah in his discourse The Garden of Cyrus and encyclopaedia Pseudodoxia Epidemica which was translated into German by the Hebrew scholar and promoter of the Kabbalah, Christian Knorr von Rosenroth.

Sulzbach-Rosenberg

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Municipality in the Amberg-Sulzbach district, in Bavaria, Germany.

Municipality in the Amberg-Sulzbach district, in Bavaria, Germany.

Christian Knorr von Rosenroth, Christian Hebraist and Christian Cabalist

Title-page of 1658 4th edition of Pseudodoxia Epidemica

Pseudodoxia Epidemica

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Work by Thomas Browne challenging and refuting the "vulgar" or common errors and superstitions of his age.

Work by Thomas Browne challenging and refuting the "vulgar" or common errors and superstitions of his age.

Title-page of 1658 4th edition of Pseudodoxia Epidemica
Title page of a 1646 copy of Thomas Browne's "Pseudodoxia Epidemica," or "Vulgar Errors"
alt=|1646 copy of "Pseudodoxia Epidemica," or "Vulgar Errors."
alt=|Table of contents page for the 1646 copy of "Pseudodoxia Epidemica," or "Vulgar Errors."
alt=|First page of the 1646 copy of "Pseudodoxia Epidemica," or "Vulgar Errors."

The German Christian Cabalist Christian Knorr von Rosenroth translated the book into German in 1680.

Franciscus Mercurius (right) with his father Jan Baptist van Helmont from the Ortus medicinae (1648)

Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont

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Flemish alchemist and writer, the son of Jan Baptist van Helmont.

Flemish alchemist and writer, the son of Jan Baptist van Helmont.

Franciscus Mercurius (right) with his father Jan Baptist van Helmont from the Ortus medicinae (1648)

From his early work as a physician, he became a kabbalist and together with Henry More of the Cambridge Platonists he annotated Christian Knorr von Rosenroth's translations of kabbalist texts.

Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit

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"Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit" (Morning splendour of eternity) is a Christian hymn with German text originally by Christian Knorr von Rosenroth, written around 1690 and set to music for private devotion.

Stara Rudna

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Village in the administrative district of Gmina Rudna, within Lubin County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.

Village in the administrative district of Gmina Rudna, within Lubin County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.

Christian Knorr von Rosenroth, a Christian Hebraist, was born in Alt Raudten in 1631.

Mathers, in Egyptian costume, performs a ritual of Isis in the rites of the Golden Dawn

Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers

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British occultist.

British occultist.

Mathers, in Egyptian costume, performs a ritual of Isis in the rites of the Golden Dawn

His translations of such books as The Book of Abramelin (14th century), Christian Knorr von Rosenroth's The Kabbalah Unveiled (1684), Key of Solomon (anonymous, 14th century), The Lesser Key of Solomon (anonymous, 17th century), and the Grimoire of Armadel (17th century), while probably justly criticised with respect to quality, were responsible for making what had been obscure and inaccessible material widely available to the non-academic English speaking world.