Auction 358 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

MYSTICISM - OCCULTISM -- BEKKER, B. De Betoverde Weereld, zynde een grondig ondersoek van 't gemeen gevoelen aangaande de geesten, derselver Aart en Vermogen, Bewind en Bedryf: als ook 't gene de menschen door derselver kraght en gemeenschap doen. Deventer, M. de Vries, 1739. 4 parts in 1 vol. (30), 36, 146, (2); (8), 282, (2); (8), 201, (3); (6), 314, (2) pp. W. engr. front. & fold. portr. of the author by P. v. Gunst. 4°. Cont. vellum. (Hinges weak, lower hinge strengthened w. paper, incidental faint marg. stains, sl. browned).

Balthasar Bekker (1634-1698), Dutch divine, pastor at Franeker and Amsterdam, was one of the most enlightened theologians in the Reformed Church in the 17th c. In this work he examined critically the phenomena ascribed to spiritual agency, and attacked the belief in sorcery and 'possession' by the devil, as contrary to the absolute sovereignty of God. The last two books provide a splendid demonstration of B.'s propositions, giving in detail various cases of witchcraft, etc. known to him. - Final Dutch edition. V.d. Linde, 24; Thorndike VIII, 583.

€ 240

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