The Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity (NSEA)

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The Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity announces their new website http://ancientesotericism.org/. Two dear friends, Dylan Burns (University of Copenhagen) and David Tibet (Macquarie University), are among the founding members of NSEA.

Ancient religious literature often demands a deeply interdisciplinary approach, which can be both exhilarating and challenging. This is definitely the case with online resources for the study of ancient esoteric literature, which is represented so strongly in the Nag Hammadi corpus; any student of Nag Hammadi has a wide variety of Greek, Latin, Syriac, and of course Coptic tools at their disposal to use in making sense of this material, and keeping up all these tools can seem like a job in itself. The goal with ancientesotericism.org is then to provide a website that doubles in providing news about ongoing scholarship across the various fields that deal with esotercism (e.g., Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, Jewish mysticism, etc.) alongside a portal that guides on to the sources and tools one can use to explore it.

Dylan Burns

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About Alin Suciu

I am a researcher at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. I write mostly on Coptic literature, Patristics, and apocryphal texts.
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