By Brian P. Copenhaver
The Hermetica are a physique of mystical texts written in overdue antiquity, yet believed in the course of the Renaissance (when they grew to become renowned) to be a lot older. Their intended writer, a legendary determine named Hermes Trismegistus, used to be regarded as a modern of Moses. The airtight philosophy used to be considered as an historic theology, parallel to the published knowledge of the Bible, assisting Biblical revelation and culminating within the Platonic philosophical culture. This new translation is the one English model in response to trustworthy texts, and Professor Copenhaver's advent and notes make this obtainable and up to date version an quintessential source to students.
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