By Urszula Szulakowska
This research positions Paracelsian alchemy, medication and clinical body structure in the apocalyptic discourse of the Protestant Reformation. A comparability is made among alchemical thought about the perfectibility of leading topic and Christian eschatological doctrine touching on human salvation via Christ's sacrifice in common historical past and within the ritual of the mass. an in depth research is made up of the engraved illustrations constituting a vital part of the alchemical medication and body structure of Heinrich Khunrath, Stefan Michelspacher, Jacob Boehme, Abraham von Franckenberg and Robert Fludd. the current examine should be of curiosity to students of the heritage of western artwork, pop culture, medication, alchemy and theology, particularly these operating within the context of the overdue Renaissance and Reformation within the 16th and early 17th centuries.