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From Poimandres to Jacob Böhme: Gnosis, Hermetism and the Christian Tradition

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Distributor: Distributed for the BPH by Brill, Leiden.

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  • Year: 2000
  • ISBN: 978 90 71608 10 0
  • Price: € 25,00 incl. 9% vat
  • Language: English (11), German (2), French (1)
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Bound: Bound, 24,5 x 17,5 cm., 400 pp. index

About this Book: The fourteen essays (mainly in English, one in French, two in German) consider aspects of Gnosis in Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period: the Hermetic and gnostic tradition, Hermetic-religious rites, magic, alchemy, apocalyptic vision, and the influence of Hermetic thought on Early Christian and medieval theologians. The volume was published in honour of Professor Gilles Quispel, an expert in the field of gnosis.


P. Kingsley. An Introduction to the Hermetica: Approaching ancient esoteric tradition
P. Kingsley. Poimandres
R. van den Broek. Religious practices in the Hermetic ‘Lodge’: New Light from Nag Hammadi
R.v.d. Broek. The Hermetic Apocalypse and other Greek predictions of the end of religion
R. v.d. Broek. Hermes and Christ: ‘Pagan’ witnesses to the truth of Christianity
G. Quispel. Hermes Trismegistus and the origins of gnosticism
G. Quispel. Reincarnation and magic in the Hermetic Asclepius
G. Quispel. The original doctrine of Valentinus the gnostic
G. Quispel. Transformation through vision in Jewish gnosticism and the Cologne Mani codex
G. Quispel. Paul and Gnosis. A personal view
G. Quispel. Gnosis and alchemy
C. Gilly. Die Überlieferung des Asclepius im Mittelalter
J.-P. Mahé. La Renaissance et le mirage égyptien
C. Gilly. Das Bekenntnis zur Gnosis von Paracelsus bis auf die Schüler Jacob Böhmes

Distributed for the BPH by Brill, Leiden.