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The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

Kevin Van Bladel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195376135
eISBN:
9780199871636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376135.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Before the more famous Renaissance European reception of the ancient Greek Hermetica, the Arabic tradition about Hermes and the works under his name had been developing and flourishing for 700 years. ... More


Introduction

Kevin van Bladel

in The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195376135
eISBN:
9780199871636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376135.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter introduces the historical and theoretical problems posed by the Arabic Hermetica and establishes some principles of method for approaching them. It provides a historical sketch of the ... More


Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Nevill Drury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199750993
eISBN:
9780199894871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Twentieth-century Western magic has been shaped by many diverse influences, including Gnosticism and the Hermetica, the medieval Kabbalah, Tarot, and Alchemy, and more recently, Rosicrucianism and ... More


Between Two Waters: The Book of Thoth and the Problem of Greco-Egyptian Interaction

Richard Jasnow

in Greco-Egyptian Interactions: Literature, Translation, and Culture, 500 BC–AD 300

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199656127
eISBN:
9780191816949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656127.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with the recently identified Demotic Egyptian Book of Thoth, a work of esoteric religious knowledge containing dialogues between a teacher, who may be Thoth, and a pupil. It ... More


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