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Kuhlmann, Quirinus
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(Feb 25, 1651, Wrocław [Breslau], Poland – Oct 4, 1689, Moscow), a chiliastic mystic. While still a student of jurisprudence in Jena, Kuhlmann came under the influence of the Lutheran mysticism of H. Müller and published a collection of poems entitled Himmlische Liebesküsse ([Heavenly love-kisses] 1671, repr. 1971). In the Netherlands, he underwent a process of transformation between 1674 and 1678, influenced by the writings of J. Böhme and the eschatological expectations of Johannes Rothe, which caused him to become a church-critical millennialist (Neubegeister…

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Wallmann, Johannes, “Kuhlmann, Quirinus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12392>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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