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Angelus Silesius

Angelus Silesius (1624–77). Joannes Scheffler, Christian mystical writer and controversialist. A Lutheran who, in 1653, became RC, he was ordained priest in 1661. Remembered for his mystical poems, the collection Heilige See-lenlust (1657) interprets the mystical life in the imagery of the Song of Songs; and Der Cherubinische Wandersmann (1675) is deeply influenced by the tradition of German mysticism inspired by Eckhart.

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Angelus Silesius

Angelus Silesius (ăn´jələs sĬlē´zhəs), pseud. of Johannes Scheffler (yōhän´əs shĕf´lər), 1624–77, German poet. He is best known for his pastoral lyric cycles Heilige Seelenlust (1657–68) and Cherubinischer Wandersmann (1674–75), which can be interpreted as Christian as well as pantheistic. Scheffler's mysticism strongly influenced 18th-century Pietism.

See study by J. L. Sammons (1967).

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Silesius, Angelus

Angelus Silesius: see Angelus Silesius.

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