Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Sensuous relation with Sophia In christian theosophy

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The biblical texts which mention Sophia, "The Divine Wisdom", have been the object of many commentaries throughout the history of Christianity. Her ontological status is one of the most debated issues in the history of sophiology. Although Christian Theosophy clearly emerged at the beginning of the seventeenth century with Jacob Boehme, an important predecessor in the preceding decades was the German physician and alchemist Heinrich Khunrath. Boehme's visions and speculations bear mostly on Sophia's ontological and cosmosophical role, but he also strongly emphasized the notion of "God's corporeality" When Divine Wisdom is considered as a real person, sophianic devotion appears as a mode of spirituality in which the notions of theosophy and mysticism stricto sensu (mysticism understood as an experience of union between God and a human being) tend to overlap, in so far as in both cases we are dealing with two entities, divine and human.

Keywords: Christian Theosophy; Divine Wisdom; God's corporeality; Heinrich Khunrath; Sophia; sophianic devotion; stricto sensu



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Hidden Intercourse — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation