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Hermetica : the Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a new English translation, with notes and introduction

Author: Brian P Copenhaver; Hermes, Trismegistus.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk edView all editions and formats
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"The Hermetica are a body of mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance (when they became well known) to be much older. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom of the Bible, supporting Biblical revelation and culminating
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian P Copenhaver; Hermes, Trismegistus.
ISBN: 0521425433 9780521425438 0521361443 9780521361446
OCLC Number: 34264505
Description: lxxxiii, 320 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Corpus Hermeticum.
Asclepius.
Responsibility: Brian P. Copenhaver.

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"The Hermetica are a body of mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance (when they became well known) to be much older. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom of the Bible, supporting Biblical revelation and culminating in the Platonic philosophical tradition. This new translation is the only English version based on reliable texts, and Professor Copenhaver's introduction and notes make this accessible and up-to-date edition an indispensable resource to scholars."--Amazon.com.

"The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be much older. Their supposed author, Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses, and the Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the received wisdom of the Bible. This first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P. Copenhaver's comprehensive introduction, provide an indispensable resource to scholars in ancient philosophy and religion, early Christianity, Renaissance literature, and history, the history of science, and the occultist tradition in which the Hermetica have become canonical texts." -- Publisher's description.

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