God, Cosmos and Man in the
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Bóg – świat – człowiek w traktatach "Corpus Hermeticum" na tle greckiej tradycji filozoficzne
God, Cosmos and Man in the "Corpus Hermeticum" on the Background of Greek Philosophical Tradition.

Author(s): Aneta Tylak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theology and Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Corpus Hermeticum; hermetism; Hermes Trismegistos; Greek philosophy
Summary/Abstract: This study fits into the field of modern research on the issue of ancient hermetism. Its subject is the analysis, on the background of earlier philosophical tradition, of the way of depiction of three terms, viz. god, world, and human, in the seventeen Greek treatises belonging to the collection Corpus Hermeticum. The main part of this book consists of three chapters devoted to presentation and a thorough cross-sectional analysis, of three subsequent terms the “hermetic triad” consists of. Conclusions drawn from the analysis of the treaties included in the Corpus Hermeticum allow the examined collection to be classified as syncretic writings, which frequently do not show cohesion and consistency. Although it is hard to talk about a hermetic theology, cosmology, or anthropology sensu stricto, upon reading the said treaties, quite firm bases of these concepts can be established - namely ideas which recur throughout all, (or almost all) treaties, despite the fact that they unfold differently or do not unfold at all. Corpus Hermeticum is a collection of treaties in which a syncretic philosophical thought prevails, and in which the beliefs held by Plato, Aristotle and the stoics come into the forefront. The second part of this book comprises original Greek texts of Corpus Hermeticum with the first complete Polish translation.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8220-501-5
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8220-500-8
  • Page Count: 338
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish