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Hahn, Michael
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Hahn, Michael, * 2 Feb 1758 (Altdorf), † 20 Jan 1819 (Sindlingen)

Hahn came from a family of Pietists [→ Pietism]. He felt the presence of God within him as early as the age of twelve. Toward 1777, he received the grace of an illumination that he himself called a Zentralschau (Central Vision). He compensated for a neglected education by much reading. In 1784, a second illumination confirmed him in his desire to center his whole life on God and to preach his kingdom. Through his zeal and piety, he attracted to himself crowds of believers eager to hear him. His disciples, the Michelianer, would end…

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Fabry, Jacques, “Hahn, Michael”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 21 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_148>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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