The Resource Claiming knowledge : strategies of epistemology from theosophy to the New Age, by Olav Hammer

Claiming knowledge : strategies of epistemology from theosophy to the New Age, by Olav Hammer

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Claiming knowledge : strategies of epistemology from theosophy to the New Age
Title
Claiming knowledge
Title remainder
strategies of epistemology from theosophy to the New Age
Statement of responsibility
by Olav Hammer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume deals with the transformation of religious creativity in the late modern West. Its point of departure is a set of esoteric beliefs, from Theosophy to the New Age. It shows how these traditions have adapted to the cultural givens of each successive epoch. The claims of each movement have been buttressed by drawing on various structural characteristics of late modernity. The advance of science has resulted in attempts to claim scientific status for religious beliefs. Globalization has given rise to massive loans from other cultures, but also to various strategies to radically reinterpret foreign elements. Individualism has led to an increasing reliance on experience as a source of legitimacy. The analytical tools applied to understanding religious modernization shed light on changes that are fundamentally reshaping many religious traditions." "Readership: All those interested in modern culture, intellectual history, the history of religions and theology, as well as an educated readership with an interest in esotericism and New Age thought."--Jacket
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammer, Olav
Index
index present
LC call number
BL51
LC item number
.H35 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Numen book series. Studies in the history of religions,
Series volume
v. 90
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)
  • Postmodernism
  • Theosophy
  • New Age movement
  • Connaissance, Théorie de la (Religion)
  • Postmodernisme
  • Théosophie
  • Nouvel Âge (Mouvement)
  • Réincarnation
  • Occultisme
  • Scientisme
  • Expérience religieuse
  • Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)
  • New Age movement
  • Postmodernism
  • Theosophy
  • Godsdienstige bewegingen
  • Esoterisme
  • Kennistheorie
  • Esoterik
  • Esoterism
  • New age
  • Westliche Welt
Label
Claiming knowledge : strategies of epistemology from theosophy to the New Age, by Olav Hammer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [519]-533) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 547 pages
Isbn
9789004120167
Lccn
00050801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45195763
  • (OCoLC)ocm45195763
Label
Claiming knowledge : strategies of epistemology from theosophy to the New Age, by Olav Hammer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [519]-533) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 547 pages
Isbn
9789004120167
Lccn
00050801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45195763
  • (OCoLC)ocm45195763

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