Return to home page
Searching: Muskingum library catalog
Some OPAL libraries remain closed or are operating at reduced service levels. Materials from those libraries may not be requestable; requested items may take longer to arrive. Note that pickup procedures may differ between libraries. Please contact your library for new procedures, specific requests, or other assistance.
Record 1 of 3
  Previous Record Previous Item Next Item Next Record
  Reviews, Summaries, etc...
Author Hanegraaff, Wouter J.
Title Esotericism and the academy : rejected knowledge in western culture / Wouter J. Hanegraaff.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Author Hanegraaff, Wouter J.
Subject Occultism -- History.
Philosophy, Renaissance.
Cabala -- History.
Cabala and Christianity.
Psychology -- History.
Occultism -- history.
Religious Philosophies -- history.
Magic -- history.
Christianity -- history.
Parapsychology -- history.
History, Medieval.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600.
History, Modern 1601-
Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The history of truth: recovering ancient wisdom -- Competing macrohistories -- Platonic orientalism -- The Christian apologists -- The wise man from the east: George Gemistos Plethon -- The Platonic theologian: Marsilio Ficino -- Secret moses: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Christian kabbalah -- The universal Catholic: Agostino Steuco -- The end of a cycle -- The history of error: exorcizing paganism -- Against the pagans -- Against the fathers -- The anti-apologist: Jacob Thomasius -- The heresiologist: Ehregott Daniel Colberg -- The pietist reaction -- The birth of religionism: Gottfried Arnold -- Enlightenment and eclipse -- The historian: Jacob Brucker -- The parting of the ways -- The error of history: imagining the occult -- Tainted terminologies 1: superstition -- Tainted terminologies 2: magic -- Tainted terminologies 3: occult -- Alchemy between science and religion -- The organization of secrecy -- The occult marketplace -- Elemental fiction -- Compendia of rejected knowledge -- Secret traditions and hidden histories -- The waste land -- The truth of history: entering the academy -- Magnetic historiography: German romantic Mesmerism and evolutionism -- The archetype of Eranos: Carl Gustav Jung and the western unconscious -- Eranos and religionism: Scholem, Corbin, Eliade -- The return of the historians: from Peuckert and Thorndike to Frances Yates -- Antoine Faivre and western esotericism -- Esotericism in the academy -- Conclusion: restoring memory.
Summary The neglected history of how intellectuals since the Renaissance have approached ideas of the occult which challenged biblical religion.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139223546 (electronic bk.)
1139223542 (electronic bk.)
9781139048064 (electronic bk.)
1139048066 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 776894641
Additional Format Print version: Hanegraaff, Wouter J. Esotericism and the academy. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9780521196215 (DLC) 2011045460 (OCoLC)753630601

If you experience difficulty accessing or navigating this content, please contact the OPAL Support Team