Nicholas of Strasburg

Nicholas Of Strasburg, a German mystic, was reader in the Dominican convent of Cologne about the beginning of the 14th century. He preached in many places, as at Strasburg, Freiburg, etc. In 1326 pope John XXII appointed him nuntius et minister, giving him the superintendence of the convents of his order in Germany. There are thirteen sermons of his extant, published in Pfeiffer, Deutsche Mystiker, p. 261 sq. the third and fourth are not complete. These sermon are not mystical, but rather of a practical character, insisting on inward piety and on the practice of the Christian virtues. They are, however, rich in images and allegories. Nicholas of Strasburg has sometimes beer mistaken for NICHOLAS KEMPH DE ARGENTINE, who flourished some time later. The latter was born ii 1397, became a Carthusian monk, and lived at Chemnitz in 1440. He died in 1497. Pez, in his Bibliotheca Ascetica (vol. 4, Regensb. 1724), gives the title of the writings of this Nicholas.

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