Amsterdam University Press
Hermes Explains
Title
Hermes Explains
Subtitle
Thirty Questions about Western Esotericism
Price
€ 34,95
ISBN
9789463720205
Binding
Hardback
Number of pages
336
Publication date
Dimensions
23.4 x 15.6 cm
Discipline
History
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Hermes Explains

Thirty Questions about Western Esotericism

Few fields of academic research are surrounded by so many misunderstandings and misconceptions as the study of Western esotericism. For twenty years now, the Centre for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (University of Amsterdam) has been at the forefront of international scholarship in this domain. This anniversary volume seeks to make the modern study of Western esotericism known beyond specialist circles, while addressing a range of misconceptions, biases, and prejudices that still tend to surround it. Thirty major scholars in the field respond to questions about a wide range of unfamiliar ideas, traditions, practices, problems, and personalities that are central to this area of research. By challenging many taken-for-granted assumptions about religion, science, philosophy, and the arts, this volume demonstrates why the academic study of esotericism leads us to reconsider much that we thought we knew about the story of Western culture.

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Editors

Wouter Hanegraaff

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

Peter Forshaw

Peter J. Forshaw is Associate Professor of History of Western Esotericism in the Early Modern Period at the University of Amsterdam.

Marco Pasi

Marco Pasi is Associate Professor for History of Western Esotericism in the Modern and Contemporary Period at the University of Amsterdam.