“The baptism of the real Reformation possessed the new infinity of human hope and, from Münzer to Paraclesus and Boehme, the one and only problem was how, by the power of faith, to transmute all the evil of the earth and of Kreatürlichkeit into gold, into interiority, into shining Jerusalem, and instead of a closed and constraining astrology to opt for an utopic alchemy”

Ernst Bloch, Thomas Münzer, théologien de la révolution