Études d'histoire de l'ésotérisme
Collection Patrimoines - Histoire des religion
464 pages - févr. 2007
In itself, modern Western esotericism constitutes one approach to or ‘vision’ of spiritual phenomena, which, while retaining its own specificity, is in constant interaction with other fields of knowledge. For this reason, any study of its history demands a multi-disciplinary perspective, if we are to explain the complexities of such relations as well as their epistemological influence. Responding to the main axes of research conducted by Jean-Pierre Laurant, one of the pioneers of the critical historicisation of esoteric trends, the contributions assembled in this book treat the history and sociology of esotericism, its relations with Western Christianity, Freemasonry and occultism, and even politics; and lastly, some of its manifestations in art and literature. In this way, ‘Etudes d’histoire de l’ésoterisme’ illustrates the diversity of those schools of thought concerned, in such a way as to shed as much light as possible on their nature and their intrinsic unity; and to reveal the importance and richness at the heart of modern and contemporary Western culture.
- Dimensions : 145x235x25
- ISBN : 9782204082105
- Poids : 655 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : André Coyné, Antoine Faivre, David Gattegno, Dominique Morillon, Émile Poulat, Enrique Marini-Palmieri, Étienne Kling, Hans Thomas Hakl, Jacques Le Brun, Jacques Maître, Jean-François Mayer, Jean-Jacques Glassner, Jean-Pierre Brach, Jérôme Rousse-Lacordaire, Marc Le Gouard, Marco Pasi, Mark J. Sedgwick, Marthe Laurant, Massimo Introvigne, Michel Bouvier, Patrick Lequet, Philippe Baillet, Philippe Faure, PierLuigi Zoccatelli, Pierre Mollier, Pierre-André Taguieff, Régis Ladous, Roger Dachez, Simone Burgues, Stefano Salzani, Thierry Zarcone, Xavier Accart