Paracelsus - Charles Webster
This elegantly written book is the defining non-academic account of the life of this famous alchemist. Drawing on manuscript and printed sources, Charles Webster looks at Paracelsus' public life, religious ideals, links with anabaptists before turning to Paracelsus' esoteric side, particularly his prophecies, whih are heavy with forebodings of an end-time crisis. Charles Webster is emeritus fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Subtitled, 'Medicine, Magic and Mission at the End of Time' this biography was shortlisted for the 2009 History of Science's Pfizer Prize for Outstanding Book.
New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 2008. Hardback, 326 pages. New.