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Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Mark Sedgwick

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195152975
eISBN:
9780199835225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152972.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Explores the history and doctrines of Traditionalism, a movement established by Ren” Gu”non in the 1920s, and later developed further by Julius Evola (in politics), Frithjof Schuon (in religion), and ... More


The Sarton and Coomaraswamy Dialogue

Dhruv Raina

in Images and Contexts: The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068808
eISBN:
9780199080113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068808.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This essay reconstructs the dialogue between the Sri Lankan-born historian of art Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy and the Belgian-born historian of science George Sarton during the decade 1930–1940. It ... More


From Europe to America

Arthur Versluis

in American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368136
eISBN:
9780190201951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Discusses Traditionalism, René Guénon, and Frithjof Schuon as a reference point for understanding (and critiquing) American religious immediatism. Discusses the history of Schuon and his work, as ... More


Tradition and Consciousness

Mark Sedgwick

in Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines two interwar movements that link Theosophy and Western Sufism: the Traditionalism of René Guénon, and the teaching of George Gurdjieff. Although Guénon publicly rejected both ... More


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