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Adventures of a Christian Cabalist

Boršić, Luka; Skuhala Karasman, Ivana
Adventures of a Christian Cabalist // 15th Annual Conference for the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies
Olomouc, Češka, 2017. (predavanje, nije recenziran, neobjavljeni rad, znanstveni)

Adventures of a Christian Cabalist

Boršić, Luka ; Skuhala Karasman, Ivana

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15th Annual Conference for the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies

Mjesto i datum
Olomouc, Češka, 14-16. 06. 2017

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Ključne riječi
Paulus Scalichius, Christian Cabala, Epistemon

Paulus Scalichius (Pavao Skalić) was born in Zagreb in 1534 (?) and died in Gdansk in 1575. In 1553, he received the title of doctor theologiae defending 1553 different theses. Contemporary sources testify about Skalichius talent and capacity to learn. It is impossible to squeeze his adventurous life into a short summary: he was truly a scholar-vagabond. The list of places where he lived is impressive, especially in regard to his relatively short life (41 years): Zagreb, Ljubljana, Vienna, Bologna, Rome, Vienna, Wiener Neustadt, Graz, Stuttgart, Regensburg, Tübingen, Strassburg, Ulm, Pfalz, Basel, Zürich, Heidelberg, Speyer, Basel, Kühndorf, Königsberg, Vilnius, Thorn, Leslau, Posen, Berlin, Wittenberg, Weimer, Erfurt, Gotha, Frankfurt, Mainz, Nancy, Paris, Köln, Münster, Gdansk. Having in mind how much time and energy he spent on defending his false nobility and trying to gain a high position in society, it is even more impressive that he had time to write books on philosophy and theology. His philosophical approach is fundamentally a neoplatonic concordism: by compiling different philosophical positions his main project was to compose a compendium of all philosophical and theological doctrines in order to show that all their doctrines are fundamentally in agreement as a part of the tradition of “aeterna sapientia”, starting from the legendary Hermes Trismegistus – the concept he adopted from A. Steuco. Paulus Scalichius wrote on Christian Cabala in his work Encyclopaediae seu orbis disciplinarum, tam sacrarum, quam prophanarum Epistemon, where he calls it symbolic philosophy. The founder of what was later to be known under the name of Christian Cabala was Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, who wrote Conclusiones Cabalistae numero LXXI (Rome, 1486). Scalichius’s Epistemon was first published in Basel in 1559, in a Protestant version, and then again in Cologne in 1571, in its Catholic version. In Scalichius's understanding of Cabala he was influenced by Johannes Reuchlin and his work De arte Cabalistica. In our talk we will expound on the understanding of Christian Cabala as found in the Scalichius work Epistemon.

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Institut za filozofiju, Zagreb