9781107680975-1107680972-Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge In Western Culture

Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge In Western Culture

ISBN-13: 9781107680975
ISBN-10: 1107680972
Edition: Reprint
Author: Hanegraaff, Wouter J.
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 480 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107680975
ISBN-10: 1107680972
Edition: Reprint
Author: Hanegraaff, Wouter J.
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 480 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hanegraaff, Wouter J. wrote Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge In Western Culture comprising 480 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107680972 and 9781107680975. Since then Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge In Western Culture textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 10.39 or rent at the marketplace.

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Academics tend to look on 'esoteric', 'occult' or 'magical' beliefs with contempt, but are usually ignorant about the religious and philosophical traditions to which these terms refer, or their relevance to intellectual history. Wouter Hanegraaff tells the neglected story of how intellectuals since the Renaissance have tried to come to terms with a cluster of 'pagan' ideas from late antiquity that challenged the foundations of biblical religion and Greek rationality. Expelled from the academy on the basis of Protestant and Enlightenment polemics, these traditions have come to be perceived as the Other by which academics define their identity to the present day. Hanegraaff grounds his discussion in a meticulous study of primary and secondary sources, taking the reader on an exciting intellectual voyage from the fifteenth century to the present day and asking what implications the forgotten history of exclusion has for established textbook narratives of religion, philosophy and science.

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