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Continuity and Innovation in Medieval and Modern Philosophy: Knowledge, Mind and Language

John Marenbon (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265499
eISBN:
9780191760310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265499.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The usual division of philosophy into ‘medieval’ and ‘modern’ obscures the continuities in philosophy up until 1700. This book examines three areas where these continuities are particularly clear: ... More


Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Cathy Guiterrez

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the legacy of European esoteric speculation, particularly Platonic ideals, as they are transformed on a new continent. Promoting knowledge rather than salvation as the path to ... More


Songs of Ecstasy: Tantric and Devotional Songs from Colonial Bengal

Hugh B. Urban

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139013
eISBN:
9780199871674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139011.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is a companion volume to the author's The Economics of Ecstasy: Tantra, Secrecy, and Power in Colonial Bengal, but while The Economics of Ecstasy engages the theoretical issues of secrecy ... More


Method and Metaphysics in Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

Daniel Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199768738
eISBN:
9780199918980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768738.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed is one of the most discussed books in Jewish history. Since its appearance, many readers have advocated an “esoteric” reading of the Guide, professing to find a ... More


Introduction

Daniel Davies

in Method and Metaphysics in Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199768738
eISBN:
9780199918980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768738.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains the place that metaphysics holds in Maimonides' thought. It also introduces the question of esotericism in the Guide and scholarship on Maimonides. It explains that the Guide is ... More


Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Henny Fiskå Hägg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Apophatic theology claims that God is unknowable, and this book investigates the earliest stages of Christian apophaticism. It focuses on the writings of Clement of Alexandria (around AD 200): his ... More


 Toward the Ancient Future: Shamanism in the Modern West

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the United States at the turn of the 1970s, the countercultural revolution, which turned many Americans on to hallucinogens and alternative lifestyles, was on the decline. Many spiritual seekers ... More


 Back to Siberia: Adventures of the Metaphor in Its Motherland

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The picture of shamanism in the modern imagination is not complete without exploring how Soviet Marxism viewed this phenomenon and what happened with shamanism under communism and beyond. Shamanism ... More


 The Divergence of Interpretation

Jiang Wu

in Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195333572
eISBN:
9780199868872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333572.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the disputed issues in the first controversy, which are: (1) using Chan principle as standard to test students' enlightenment experience, (2) the perfect circle as the origins ... More


The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers

George M. Young

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199892945
eISBN:
9780199950577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892945.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, a controversial school of Russian thinkers emerged, convinced that humanity was entering an advanced stage of evolution and must assume a new, active, ... More


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