Christian Rosencreutzens arabisch-islamische Bildung

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Christian Rosencreutzen's Arabic-Islamic education

Maria Franca Frola

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There are three works on the life of Christian Rosencreutz and the order he founded: Fama Fraternitatis, deß Löblichen Ordens des Rosencreutzes; Confessio Fraternitatis, oder Bekandtnuß der löblichen Bruderschafft deß hochgelehrten Rosen Creutzes; and Chymische Hochzeit: Christiani Rosencreutz anno 1459. C.R.'s journey starts from a convent located in an unknown place in Germany, continues on to Cyprus, Damascus, Damcar, Egypt, Fez, Spain, and other unspecified countries, and ends up again in an unnamed place in Germany. On his return, C.R.'s knowledge not only includes physics and mathematics, but also the alchemic secrets of nature. Therefore, his knowledge is of two kinds, exoteric and esoteric, within the fields of science and the science of nature. As in Bacon's New Atlantis, the harmony between nations is to be found in all kinds of science and its development. The formation that C.R. undertakes in the Arab-Islamic regions grafts Middle Eastern knowledge onto classical Western knowledge. 400 years later, this is still Utopia.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Christian Rosencreutzen's Arabic-Islamic education
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationDeutsche Kultur und Islam im Mittelmeerraum. Reflektierte Bilder
EditorsLaura Auteri, Margherita Cottone
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Christian Rosencreutz
  • Chymische Hochzeit
  • Confessio Fraternitatis
  • Fama Fraternitatis


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