Theses Adversus Balth. Bekkerum Circa Operationes Daemonum in Libro, Quem Vocat Die Bezauberte Welt. Johannes Christianus BREMER.

Theses Adversus Balth. Bekkerum Circa Operationes Daemonum in Libro, Quem Vocat Die Bezauberte Welt.

Wittenberg: Literis Hakianis, 1697. First Edition. Unbound pamphlet. Small quarto. (7 1/2 x 6 inches). (16) p. Sewn, paper backstrip. No wrappers. Title page serves as front wrapper. The printed text of a disputation delivered to the University of Wittenberg on November 6, 1697, by one Johannes Christianus Bremer. The text is essentially a refutation of some of the arguments presented by Balthasar Bekker in "Die Betoverde Weereld." Bremer seems to argue the existence of demons and of their power and influence in earthly affairs, and suggests that to reject this is ipso facto to deny the existance of angels, and also of God, and to plunge into unholy atheism. Extremely scarce. The full title reads "Theses adversus Balth. Bekkerum circa operationes Daemonum in libro, quem vocat Die Bezauberte Welt gravissime errantem directae quas placido eruditorum examini d. 6. Nov. a. 1697 subjicient praeses M. Andr. Kunad, et respondens Johannes Christianus Bremer Belticensis Sax." No copies in Caillet, or the KTO-published Cornell Witchcraft Collection Catalogue, nor referenced by Thorndike. Manuscript number on title. Corners creased and pages browned and a little chipped at edges. Still a still a complete, near VG copy of an extremely scarce work. Item #37356

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