The edition presents the previously unpublished theological and religious writings of Paracelsus (1493‑1541) in eight volumes. After Luther and Melanchthon, Paracelsus was one of the most prolific Early High German writers, yet the Theologika were only partially accessible until today. The Zurich edition offers a reliable, critical edition of these writings, as well as word indices, introductions to the groups of works, etc. Paracelsus’ non-medical writings comprise a first-class document of the intellectual history of the sixteenth century and are of great importance for language and literature historians, as well as for theologians and philosophers.
- presents the first complete edition of Paracelsus’ theological and religious writings
- after Luther, Paracelsus was one of the most prolific Early High German Writers
Urs Leo Gantenbein, ETH Zürich, Schweiz.