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Western Esotericism and New Religious Movements

Författare och institution:
Henrik Bogdan (Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion)
Publicerad i:
The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements (Vol. II). Edited by James R. Lewis & Inga B. Tøllefsen, s. 455-468
ISBN:
978-0-19-046617-6
Publikationstyp:
Kapitel, refereegranskat
Förlag:
Oxford University Press
Förlagsort:
New York
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The study of Western esotericism is a comparatively new field of research that covers a wide range of currents, notions and practices from late antiquity to the present. Esotericism is often understood as the “rejected knowledge” of Western culture, which often centers on claims of absolute knowledge or gnosis. This chapter discusses four discourses that can be found in many esoteric NRMs, namely “secrecy and unveiling”, “initiation and progress”, “the higher self”, and “Secret Masters”. In the second part of the chapter four examples of esoteric NRMs are briefly discussed, Spiritualism, Theosophy, Thelema, and Wicca.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
HUMANIORA ->
Filosofi, etik och religion
Nyckelord:
Nya religiösa rörelser, västerländsk esoterism, teosofi, spiritualism, thelema
Postens nummer:
238831
Posten skapad:
2016-07-03 23:12

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