L’Internationales Jacob Böhme-Institut di Görlitz si propone di incoraggiare e supportare le ricerche accademiche sulla vita, le opere e il pensiero di Jacob Böhme. Nel sito trovate la biografia del pensatore, la cronologia delle opere e la bibliografia articolata in queste sezioni:
- I. Bibliographies
- II. Editions, Anthologies
- III. Research
- IV Further Literature
É presente inoltre nel sito il link all’inventario dell’Jacob Böhme Archivs. Si tratta di:
” an extensive collection of scripts and printed documents dated from the 17th Century up to the 20th Century, which are found today at four different locations. The basis of the archive was started during the 1630’s by the first Boehme publisher Abraham van Beyerland with collected Boehme scripts and early Boehme copies, an inventory, which in the following centuries continually grew with further documents, especially an extensive correspondence of the “Angels-brothers and -sisters”, a community of radical pietists, orientated towards the settings of Johann Georg Gichtel and Johann Wilhelm Ueberfeld. During the course of its history, the archive was moved many times and at the beginning of the 20th century, the archive was located in Linz on the Rhein. During World War II, it was confiscated by the Gestapo and transported to Berlin, where it was provisionally recorded. Towards the end of the war and in the postwar time, the archive finally reached its modern locations, the Oberlausitzische Bilbliothek der Wissenschaften (OLB) in Goerlitz, Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbuettel, University Library in Wroclaw and the BPH in Amsterdam.
The goal of the project, headed by Dr. Gilly (Basel / Amsterdam), was the academic development of the archive, meaning, on the one matter, the exact bibliographic recordings of the inventory as it existed in Linz before 1941, and, on the other matter, the historical documentation of the inventory, under which especially the historical description of the Boehme–scripts as the essential component of the archive is interpreted, from its arrival in Holland up to its establishment in the Libraries Wolfenbuettel and Wroclaw”.