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Histories of the Hidden God: Concealment and Revelation in Western Gnostic, Esoteric, and Mystical Traditions (Gnostica) [Hardcover]

April D DeConick , Grant Adamson

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Table of Contents

Introduction: In search of the hidden God: By April D. DeConick
Part I - Concealment of the Hidden God
1 - Who is hiding in the Gospel of John? Reconceptualizing Johannine theology and the roots of Gnosticism
2 - Adoil outside the cosmos: God before and after Creation in the Enochic tradition
3 - The old gods of Egypt in lost Hermetica and early Sethianism
4 - Hidden God and hidden self: The emergence of apophatic anthropology in Christian mysticism
5 - God's occulted body: On the hiddenness of Christ in Alan of Lille's Anticlaudianus
Part II - The Human Quest for the Hidden God
6 - Obscured by the scriptures, revealed by the prophets: God in the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies
7 - How hidden was God? Revelation and pedagogy in ancient and medieval Hermetic writings
8 - From hidden to revealed in Sethian revelation, ritual, and protology
9 - Shamanism and the hidden history of modern Kabbalah
10 - Dreaming of paradise: Seeing the hidden God in Islam
Part III - Revelations of the Hidden God
11 - Revealing and concealing God in ancient synagogue art
12 - The invisible Christian God in Christian art
13 - On the Mothman, God, and other monsters: The demonology of John A. Keel
14 - Hidden away: Esotericism and Gnosticism in Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam
15 - Conscious concealment: The repression and expression of African American Spiritualists
16 - Occulture in the academy? The case of Joseph P. Farrell
Afterword: Mysticism, Gnosticism, and esotericism as entangled discourses
Bibliography
Index

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