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Pordage, John
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(1607, London – Dec 11, 1681, London), son of a grocer. Pordage studied medicine and theology at Oxford, while pursuing interests in alchemy and astrology. In 1644 he was ordained in the Anglican Church, but retired to London in 1670. Under Cromwell (England: III, 1.d), Pordage was charged with heresy. Not until the Restoration was he restored to his living (1660). Inspired by the works of J. Böhme (ET: 1642–1662) and his own visions, he developed a theosophical system (Theosophy)…

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Ohst, Martin, “Pordage, John”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024633>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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