The Divine Visions of John Engelbrecht, a Lutheran Protestant
Thomas Dicey 1780
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Originally published as The German Lazurus, this text is an account of the visions that Lutheran layman John (Johann) Engelbrecht experienced in seventeenth-century Germany. In 1622, only 23 years old and at the point of death, Engelbrecht experienced the first set of visions, of heaven and hell. In this volume, he describes these visions in stunning detail, writing about the experience with awe and meticulous attention to particulars. Engelbrecht documents a number of later divine visions in this volume as well, recounting with great drama and imagery the sight of new heaven, new earth, and much more.
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- Details John Engelbrecht’s visions of heaven, hell, new heaven, new earth, and more
- Includes testimonies on Engelbrecht’s life and character
- Provides a window into seventeenth-century Lutheranism
- Title: The Divine Visions of John Engelbrecht, a Lutheran Protestant
- Author: John Engelbrecht
- Translator: Francis Okely
- Publisher: Thomas Dicey
- Publication Date: 1780
- Pages: 341
About the Author
John Engelbrecht was born in 1599 in Braunschweig, Germany to a Lutheran family. His father was a tailor and his mother died shortly after giving birth to him. In 1622 he had his first set of divine visions, of heaven and hell. Throughout his life he experienced other visions, all of which he wrote about in his native German, translated here by Francis Okely.