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The Doctrines of
THE GOD-TAUGHT PHILOSOPHER
WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES
FRANZ HARTMANN, M.D.
AUTHOR OF "Magic, white and BLACK,” “PARACELSUS," ETC.
MACOY PUBLISHING CO.
This work, which has been out of print for some years, was originally published under the title, "Jacob Boehme." The present title has been selected as conveying a clearer meaning of the message the book contains.
In the preface of the earlier edition Dr. Franz Hartmann writes: "The following is an attempt to present an epitome of the principal doctrines of Jacob Boehme in a certain systematic order, so as to afford a general view of them and to serve as an introduction to the study of Boehme's works."
"The greatest obstacle to the understanding of the mysteries of the religion of the living Christ, is the very narrow view which we have become accustomed to take of them, according to the merely external and superficial interpretation of the Old and New Testaments. A study of Boehme's writings, by means of entering into the spirit in which they were written, is sure to expand the mind and to elevate the heart of the reader, giving him a greater and more sublime conception of God, Nature, and Man, than any other book of which I know."
As a result of the greatest war in history, a spiritual awakening has taken place throughout the world. Proximity of death in battle and its reflection of anxious waiting in the home, have forced a conviction that God is a reality. In these pages will be found a basis for religion which should appeal to thoughtful and earnest readers. By continued study, new thoughts will be uncovered, as the spiritual insight is opened to their discovery
Jacob Boehme wrote of his works as follows:
"That' which is (now ignorantly) rejected by my fatherland will (in future days) joyfully be taken up by foreign nations." (Letters March 15th, 1624.)
Dr. Hartmann's work is republished in the hope that many may find profit. in its study.