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Proclus' hymns : essays, translations, commentary

Author: R M van den Berg
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2001.
Series: Philosophia antiqua, v. 90.
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This book puts the hymns by the Neoplatonist Proclus in the context of his philosophy and offers a detailed commentary together with a new translation of them.

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Berg, R.M. van den (Robbert Maarten), 1970-
Proclus' hymns.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2001
(OCoLC)652062847
Named Person: Proclus; Proclus; Proclus <Diadochus>
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R M van den Berg
ISBN: 9004122362 9789004122369
OCLC Number: 47831618
Description: xi, 341 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Essays. 1. Introduction. Worship in the dusty museum of metaphysical abstractions. The corpus. Proclus' hymns in twentieth century scholarship. Aims and structure of this study. 2. The Philosopher's Hymn. The characteristics of a hymn. Hymns as spiritual motion. Philosophy as hymn-singing. Synesius' hymns. 3. The Gods of Proclus' Hymns. The divine hierarchy. The unification of the soul. Nous and the unification of the human soul. Mania and the unification of the human soul. 4. The Theory Behind Theurgy. Theurgy: the origins. Iamblichus and the introduction of theurgy in Neoplatonism. Proclus and the continuation of theurgy in Neoplatonism. The relation between the leader-gods and theurgy. 5. The Hymns: Theurgy in Practice.
Series Title: Philosophia antiqua, v. 90.
Responsibility: by R.M. van den Berg.

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