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Hanegraaff, Wouter J.

Overview
Works: 50 works in 234 publications in 6 languages and 11,040 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Commentaries  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr, Other, dgs, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Wouter J Hanegraaff
Gnosis and hermeticism from antiquity to modern times( )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Age religion and Western culture : esotericism in the mirror of secular thought by Wouter J Hanegraaff( )

27 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent years have seen a spectacular rise of the New Age movement and an ever-increasing interest in its beliefs and manifestations. This fascinating work presents the first comprehensive analysis of New Age Religion and its historical backgrounds, thus providing the reader with a means of orientation in the bewildering variety of the movement. Making extensive use of primary sources, the author thematically analyses New Age beliefs from the perspective of the study of religions. While looking at the historical backgrounds of the movement, he convincingly argues that its foundations were laid by so-called western esoteric traditions during the Renaissance. Hanegraaff finally shows how the modern New Age movement emerged from the increasing secularization of those esoteric traditions during the nineteenth century. This ground-breaking publication is compulsive reading for all those involved or interested in the New Age movement
Hidden intercourse : eros and sexuality in the history of Western esotericism by Wouter J Hanegraaff( )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From rumours about gnostic orgies in antiquity to the explicit erotic symbolism of alchemical texts, from the subtly coded eroticism of medieval kabbalah to the sexual magic practiced by contemporary occultists and countercultural translations of Asian Tantra, the history of Western esotericism is rich in references to the domains of eros and sexuality. This volume, which brings together an impressive array of top-level specialists, is the first to analyze the eroticism of the esoteric without sensationalism or cheap generalizations, but on the basis of expert scholarship and attention to textual and historical detail."--Jacket
Dictionary of gnosis & Western esotericism by W. J Hanegraaff( )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive reference work to cover the entire domain of "Gnosis and Western Esotericism" from Late Antiquity to the present. Containing around 400 articles by over 180 international specialists, it provides critical overviews discussing the nature and historical development of all its important currents and manifestations, from Gnosticism and Hermetism to Astrology, Alchemy and Magic, from the Hermetic Tradition of the Renaissance to Rosicrucianism and Christian Theosophy, and from Freemasonry and Illuminism to 19th-century Occultism and the contemporary New Age movement. Furthermore it contains articles about the life and work of all the major personalities in the history of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, discussing their ideas, significance, and historical influence. This one volume edition is an unabridged version of the two volume edition published in 2005
Hermes in the academy : ten years' study of western esotericism at the University of Amsterdam by Wouter J Hanegraaff( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hermes in the Academy" commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and related Currents (GHF) at the University of Amsterdam which focuses on the study of Western esotericism, including topics such as Hermetic philosophy, Christian kabbalah and occultism
Swedenborg, Oetinger, Kant : three perspectives on the secrets of heaven by Wouter J Hanegraaff( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female stereotypes in religious traditions( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of studies describing and analyzing stereotypes of women in the religions of Ancient Israel and Mesopotamia, and in Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Medieval Christianity, Islam, Indian Sufism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Tibetan religions, and modern Neopaganism. In all these traditions the stereotypes are based on generalizations, which are socially, culturally, or religiously legitimized, and which seem to have a lasting influence on society's conceptions of women. They represent oversimplified opinions, which are however regularly challenged by the women who are affected by them. In all traditions the stereotypes are ambiguous, either because women have challenged their validity, or because historical developments in society have reshaped them. They influence public opinion by emphasizing dominant views, as a strategy to restrain women and to keep them controlled by the rules and morals of male-dominated society
Dictionary of gnosis & Western esotericism( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dictionary of Gnosis and Western Esotericism is a skillfully executed reference tool. In two volumes it covers every aspect of pagan, Jewish, and Christian religious discourses and phenomena traditionally labeled gnosticism, hermeticism, astrology, magic, the "occult sciences," esoteric religion, and much more. The detailed and insightful articles, on nearly every related topic imaginable, are produced by an array of renowned scholars, and usefully include up-to-date bibliographies."--Jacket
Esotericism and the academy : rejected knowledge in western culture by Wouter J Hanegraaff( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academics tend to look on "esoteric," "occult," or "magical" beliefs with contempt, but are usually ignorant about the religious and philosophical traditions to which these terms refer, or their relevance to intellectual history. Wouter J. Hanegraaff tells the neglected story of how intellectuals since the Renaissance have tried to come to terms with a cluster of "pagan" ideas from late antiquity that challenged the foundations of biblical religion and Greek rationality. Expelled from the academy on the basis of Protestant and Enlightenment polemics, these traditions have come to be perceived as the Other by which academics define their identity to the present day. Hanegraaff grounds his discussion in a meticulous study of primary and secondary sources, taking the reader on an exciting intellectual voyage from the fifteenth century to the present day, and asking what implications the forgotten history of exclusion has for established textbook narratives of religion, philosophy, and science. -- from back cover
Western esotericism : a guide for the perplexed by Wouter J Hanegraaff( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western esotericism has been a pervasive presence in Western culture from late antiquity to the present day, but until recently it was largely ignored by scholars and surrounded by misconceptions and prejudice. This accessible guide provides readers with the basic knowledge and tools that will allow them to find their way in this bewildering but fascinating field. What is it that unites phenomena as diverse as ancient gnosticism and hermetism, the ""occult sciences"" of astrology, alchemy, and magic, rosicrucianism, as well as Christian theosophy, occultism, spiritualism, and the contemporary
Lodovico Lazzarelli (1447-1500) : the Hermetic writings and related documents by Lodovico Lazzarelli( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and Latin and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western esotericism and the science of religion : selected papers presented at the 17th Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Mexico City, 1995 by International Association for the History of Religions( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedenborg en de andere Kant : over de droom van de Rede en de geest(en) van de Verlichting by Wouter J Hanegraaff( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het spiritisme( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Dutch and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vier wetenschappelijke opstellen over channeling, spiritisme en het medium Zohra en de samenhang tussen deze onderwerpen
Dictionary of gnosis & western esotericism( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het einde van de hermetische traditie by Wouter J Hanegraaff( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Dutch and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schriften : kritische Ausgabe by Rudolf Steiner( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Westerse esoterie( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dictionary of gnosis & Western esotericism
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New Age religion and Western culture : esotericism in the mirror of secular thoughtHidden intercourse : eros and sexuality in the history of Western esotericismDictionary of gnosis & Western esotericismHermes in the academy : ten years' study of western esotericism at the University of AmsterdamSwedenborg, Oetinger, Kant : three perspectives on the secrets of heavenFemale stereotypes in religious traditionsDictionary of gnosis & Western esotericismLodovico Lazzarelli (1447-1500) : the Hermetic writings and related documents
Alternative Names
Hanegraaff, W. J.

Hanegraaff, W. J. 1961-

Hanegraaff, W. J. (Wouter J.)

Hanegraaff, Wouter 1961-

Hanegraaff, Wouter J.

Hanegraaff, Wouter J. 1961-

Hanegraaff, Wouter Jacobus.

Hanegraaff, Wouter Jacobus 1961-

W・J・ハーネフラーフ

Wouter Hanegraaff Dutch philosopher

Wouter Hanegraaff filósofo neerlandés

Wouter Hanegraaff philosophe néerlandais

Wouter J. Hanegraaff niederländischer Kulturhistoriker und Religionswissenschaftler

Wouter Jacobus Hanegraaff

Ханеграфф, Ваутер

Ханеграфф, Ваутер нидерландский религиовед и историк культуры

福特·漢拿赫夫

Languages
English (179)

Dutch (7)

German (2)

Latin (2)

Polish (1)

Spanish (1)