Philosophia perennis

Historical Outlines of Western Spirituality in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Thought

  • Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann

Part of the International Archives Of The History Of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 189)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

  3. Glory

    1. Pages 59-128
    2. Pages 129-207
    3. Pages 209-272
    4. Pages 273-324
  4. Theology of Time

    1. Pages 327-367
    2. Pages 369-408
    3. Pages 409-441
  5. The Echo of Perennial Philosophy

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 469-504

About this book


The study features the five most important and most efficacious themes of Western spirituality in their ancient historical origins and in their unfolding up to early modernity: Divine names, Microkosmos-Makrokosmos, theories of creation, the idea of spiritual spaces, and the concepts of eschatological history.


concept epoch historiography history history of literature idea imagination Medieval Literature Middle Ages philosophy spirituality theology time

Authors and affiliations

  • Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3066-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3067-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0066-6610
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