Hermes in the Academy
Title
Hermes in the Academy
Subtitle
Ten Years' Study of Western Esotericism at the University of Amsterdam
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€ 38,95
ISBN
9789056295721
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Paperback
Number of pages
168
Language
English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Table of Contents - 6 PREFACE - 8 Part 1. History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents: Origins and Development - 10 The Birth of a Chair - 12 Ten Years of Studying and Teaching Western Esotericism - 18 Part 2. Glimpses of Research - 32 The Pagan Who Came from the East: George Gemistos Plethon and Platonic Orientalism - 34 Astrologia Hermetica: Astrology, Western Culture, and the Academy - 51 The Modernity of Occultism: Reflections on Some Crucial Aspects - 60 Mathematical Esotericism: Some Perspectives on Renaissance Arithmology - 76 Danish Esotericism in the 20th Century: The Case of Martinus - 92 Part 3. Studying Western Esotericism in Amsterdam - 104 On First Looking into the Halls of Hermeticism - 106 An Unlikely Love Affair: Plato, the Netherlands, and Life after Westotericism - 108 Heterology in Amsterdam: The Academy Takes the Other Out to Dinner - 110 The Copenhagen Connection - 112 If You Seek - 114 Part 4. Western Esotericism in International Perspective - 116 From “the Hermetic Tradition” to “Western Esotericism” - 118 From Paris to Amsterdam and Beyond: Origins and Development of a Collaboration - 124 Western Esotericism in the United Kingdom - 130 From Talk about Esotericism to Esotericism Research: Remarks on the Prehistory and Development of a Research Group - 136 Seven Epistemological Theses on Esotericism: Upon the Occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Amsterdam Chair - 144 Hermes and his Students in Amsterdam - 150 CONTRIBUTORS - 158 REGISTER - 160

Wouter Hanegraaff, Joyce Pijnenburg (eds)

Hermes in the Academy

Ten Years' Study of Western Esotericism at the University of Amsterdam

Hermes in the Academy commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (GHF) at the University of Amsterdam. The center devotes itself to the study of Western esotericism, which includes topics such as Hermetic philosophy, Christian kabbalah and occultism.
This volume shows how, over the past ten years, the GHF has developed into the leading international center for research and teaching in this domain.
Editors

Wouter Hanegraaff

Wouter J. Hanegraaff is Professor of History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam.