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Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism

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NOW AVAILABLE IN ONE VOLUME This is the first comprehensive reference work to cover the entire domain of Gnosis and Western Esotericism from the period of Late Antiquity to the present. Containing around 400 articles by over 180 international specialists, it provides critical overviews discussing the nature and historical development of all its important currents and manifestations, from Gnosticism and Hermetism to Astrology, Alchemy and Magic, from the Hermetic Tradition of the Renaissance to Rosicrucianism and Christian Theosophy, and from Freemasonry and Illuminism to 19th-century Occultism and the contemporary New Age movement. Furthermore it contains articles about the life and work of all the major personalities in the history of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, discussing their ideas, significance, and historical influence. The Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism was selected Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2006. This one volume edition is an unabridged version of the two volume edition published in 2005, for details click here

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This is a one-volume edition of the two-volume reference published in 2005. European scholars (mostly) and some North American and Australian scholars survey historical currents and personalities that have flourished in Western culture and society over roughly 2,000 years. While providing a broad reference work to traditions that involve secret teachings, they also question certain ingrained assumptions about the history of Western religion and culture, and promote new agendas and analytic frameworks for research in these areas. The text is accessible to readers with no specialized background in religions and hermetic matters. Only people are indexed, but the cross-referencing is extensive. Bibliographies are provided for each entry. Published under the auspices of the Chair of History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This is the first comprehensive reference work to cover the entire domain of "Gnosis and Western Esotericism" from Late Antiquity to the present. It contains critical discussions of all its major authors, currents and manifestations, from Gnosticism to the New Age.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789004152311
Author:
Hanegraaff, Wouter J. (edt)
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers
With:
Faivre, Antoine
Editor:
Brach, Jean-Pierre
Editor:
Hanegraaff, Wouter J.
Author:
Hanegraaff, W. J.
Author:
Hanegraaff, Wouter J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Italian
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Gnosticism
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Religion Western-Gnosticism
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
SU
Language:
English
Pages:
1228
Dimensions:
9.70x6.74x2.42 in. 4.04 lbs.

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