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Claiming knowledge [electronic resource] : strategies of epistemology from theosophy to the New Age / by Olav Hammer.

By: Hammer, Olav.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in the history of religions: 90.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 547 p.).ISBN: 1423714504 (electronic bk.); 9781423714507 (electronic bk.); 9047403371; 9789047403371; 9789004136380 (pbk. : alk. paper); 900413638X (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Knowledge, Theory of (Religion) | Postmodernism -- Religious aspects | Theosophy | New Age movement | RELIGION -- Eckankar | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- New Thought | Electronic books | Esoterisme | Kennistheorie | Connaissance, Th�eorie de la | Postmodernisme -- Aspect religieux | Th�eosophie | Nouvel �age (mouvement)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Claiming knowledge.DDC classification: 299/.93 Other classification: 08.47 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; The Plan of This Study; Note; Acknowledgments; I. INTRODUCTION; II. SOME THEORETICAL PRELIMINARIES; III. SOME ESOTERIC POSITIONS: A HISTORICAL SKETCH; IV. THE APPEAL TO TRADITION; V. SCIENTISM AS A LANGUAGE OF FAITH; VI. NARRATIVES OF EXPERIENCE; VII. A CASE STUDY: REINCARNATION; VIII. CODA; List of Sources; References; Index of Names; Index of Subjects;
Summary: This work deals with the transformation of religious creativity in the late modern West. Its point of departure is a set of esoteric beliefs, from Theosophy to the New Age. It shows how these traditions have adapted to the cultural givens of each successive epoch.
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Originally published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2001.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Preface; The Plan of This Study; Note; Acknowledgments; I. INTRODUCTION; II. SOME THEORETICAL PRELIMINARIES; III. SOME ESOTERIC POSITIONS: A HISTORICAL SKETCH; IV. THE APPEAL TO TRADITION; V. SCIENTISM AS A LANGUAGE OF FAITH; VI. NARRATIVES OF EXPERIENCE; VII. A CASE STUDY: REINCARNATION; VIII. CODA; List of Sources; References; Index of Names; Index of Subjects;

This work deals with the transformation of religious creativity in the late modern West. Its point of departure is a set of esoteric beliefs, from Theosophy to the New Age. It shows how these traditions have adapted to the cultural givens of each successive epoch.

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