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Locations of knowledge in medieval and early modern Europe [electronic resource] : esoteric discourse and Western identities / by Kocku von Stuckrad.

By: Stuckrad, Kocku von, 1966-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Brill's studies in intellectual history: v. 186.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 240 p.).ISBN: 9789004184237 (electronic bk.); 9004184236 (electronic bk.); 9789004184220 (cloth); 9004184228 (cloth).Subject(s): Occultism -- Europe -- History | Europe -- Intellectual life | Discourse analysis -- Europe | Occultism -- Europe -- History -- Sources | Europe -- Intellectual life -- Sources | Group identity -- Europe -- History | Europe -- Social conditions | Cultural pluralism -- Europe -- History | Social change -- Europe -- History | Europe -- Religious life and customs | Philosophy | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Parapsychology -- General | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Reference | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Occultism | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Supernatural | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Mysticism | Geheimwissenschaft | Gruppenidentit�at | Multikulturelle Gesellschaft | Soziale Situation | Europa | Geschichte 1200-1800Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Locations of knowledge in medieval and early modern Europe.DDC classification: 130.94 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Esoteric discourse and the European history of religion -- Europe and the Christendom narrative -- From singularization to pluralism -- The secularization theory revisited -- Christian Occident? -- The two-fold pluralism -- The polemical construction of tradition -- The construction of Prisca Theologia -- Genealogies of wisdom -- Jewish perspectives -- Beyond tradition -- Conceptualizing the study of esoteric discourse -- Approaches to esotericism -- Secrecy as social capital -- Discourses of perfect knowledge -- Shared passions -- The secrets of experience : wisdom beyond demonstration -- Neoplatonism and theurgy in late antiquity -- Experiential knowledge in Suhrawardi's illuminationist philosophy -- The secrets of texts : esoteric hermeneutics -- The readability of the cosmos : Europe's obsession with words -- The textile of the divine in early Kabbalah -- Linguistic ontologies in Christian Kabbalah -- Humanistic philology : universal languages and the quest for the Ursprache -- The secrets of time : astrology and sacred history -- Critical response to ancient traditions : medieval Arabic astrology -- Sharing Muslim knowledge : Christian astrology -- Interferences -- Scientific encounters -- "Occult sciences" : the science-religion divide revisited -- John Dee : a scholar gone mad? -- Natural philosophy in an apocalyptic age -- Visual seductions -- The problem of "Renaissance paganism" -- Image acts and visual culture -- The presence of images as visual practice -- Political consideration -- Johann Heinrich Alsted : hermeticism and universal reform -- Perfect knowledge in the "circle of learning" : Alsted's encyclopaedia -- Conclusion: locations of knowledge -- Writing histories, narrating pasts -- Esoteric discourse and Western identities.
Summary: One characteristic of European history of religion is a two-fold pluralisma "a pluralism of religious identities on the one hand, and a pluralism of various societal systems that interact with religious systems on the other. Addressing discourses of perfect knowledge in Western culture between 1200 and 1800, this book integrates the study of Western esotericism in a larger analytical framework of European history of religion. Viewed from a structuralist perspective, a ~esoteric discoursea (TM) provides an analytical framework that helps to reveal genealogies of modern identities in a plur.
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Esoteric discourse and the European history of religion -- Europe and the Christendom narrative -- From singularization to pluralism -- The secularization theory revisited -- Christian Occident? -- The two-fold pluralism -- The polemical construction of tradition -- The construction of Prisca Theologia -- Genealogies of wisdom -- Jewish perspectives -- Beyond tradition -- Conceptualizing the study of esoteric discourse -- Approaches to esotericism -- Secrecy as social capital -- Discourses of perfect knowledge -- Shared passions -- The secrets of experience : wisdom beyond demonstration -- Neoplatonism and theurgy in late antiquity -- Experiential knowledge in Suhrawardi's illuminationist philosophy -- The secrets of texts : esoteric hermeneutics -- The readability of the cosmos : Europe's obsession with words -- The textile of the divine in early Kabbalah -- Linguistic ontologies in Christian Kabbalah -- Humanistic philology : universal languages and the quest for the Ursprache -- The secrets of time : astrology and sacred history -- Critical response to ancient traditions : medieval Arabic astrology -- Sharing Muslim knowledge : Christian astrology -- Interferences -- Scientific encounters -- "Occult sciences" : the science-religion divide revisited -- John Dee : a scholar gone mad? -- Natural philosophy in an apocalyptic age -- Visual seductions -- The problem of "Renaissance paganism" -- Image acts and visual culture -- The presence of images as visual practice -- Political consideration -- Johann Heinrich Alsted : hermeticism and universal reform -- Perfect knowledge in the "circle of learning" : Alsted's encyclopaedia -- Conclusion: locations of knowledge -- Writing histories, narrating pasts -- Esoteric discourse and Western identities.

One characteristic of European history of religion is a two-fold pluralisma "a pluralism of religious identities on the one hand, and a pluralism of various societal systems that interact with religious systems on the other. Addressing discourses of perfect knowledge in Western culture between 1200 and 1800, this book integrates the study of Western esotericism in a larger analytical framework of European history of religion. Viewed from a structuralist perspective, a ~esoteric discoursea (TM) provides an analytical framework that helps to reveal genealogies of modern identities in a plur.

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