Special Issue of Aries on Ancient Esotericism

The recent issue of Aries:the Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism focuses entirely on ancient esotericism (Volume 15, Issue 1, 2015; ISSN: 1567-9896). Edited by Gnosticism scholar Dylan Burns, the issue includes eight articles on topics such as esotericism in Judeo-Christian thought, deification and rebirth in theurgical practices, and theoretical models of scholarship.

Here is a listing of the journal’s contents:

Concealment, Pseudepigraphy and the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity
Kelley Coblentz Bautch

Secrets without Mystery
Raʿanan Boustan

Ancient Esotericism, Problematic Assumptions, and Conceptual Trouble
Kocku von Stuckrad

Esotericism in Classical Rabbinic Culture
Joshua Ezra Burns

Esoteric Discourse and the Jerusalem Temple in the Gospel of Philip
Matthew Twigg

μίξεώς τινι τέχνῃ κρείττονι
Dylan M. Burns

Ancient Hermetism and Esotericism
Christian H. Bull

Taking the Shape of the Gods
Gregory Shaw

Those affiliated with a university or similar institution may have access to this issue through their library system (and if not, perhaps a request for procurement is in order!). For those who do not have such access, the issue is available for purchase online in its entirety, or per single article here.

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