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The School of the Holy Spirit

  • Leigh T. I. Penman
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Abstract

The prolonged search for insight into the End Times among Lutherans in the late sixteenth century led, in the first decades of the seventeenth, to a flurry of publications both printed and scribal which promoted optimistic expectations of a coming Golden Age. These publications, by authors like Paul Felgenhauer, Jacob Boehme, Paul Kaym, and others, promoted a diversity of expectations concerning events prophesied to occur before the Last Judgement. Often combined with an anticlerical ideology and claims to prophetic inspiration, their writings reached a substantial audience.

Keywords

Prophecy Printing Apocalypticism Millenarianism Manuscript culture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leigh T. I. Penman
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  1. 1.Institute for Advanced Studies in the HumanitiesUniversity of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia

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