exotericism


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exotericism

religious doctrines or practices that are easily understood by the general public. — exoteric, n., adj.
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The 2015 yearbook includes articles on Agahi, the pen name of Muhammad Rida, Erniuaz bek oghli, poet, historian, and translator at the court of the khans of Khiva in Khwarazm; banks and banking in the Muslim world; the adhan call to prayer; esotericism and exotericism in Islam; Turkish sociologist Ziyaeddin Fahre (Dia'eddin Fakhri) Findikoglu (1901-74), also known as Ahmet Halil (Ahmed Khalil); and the relationship between grammar and law in Islamic thought.
With the necessity of addressing a double audience, one arrives at the necessity of esotericism, and of its twin, exotericism.
It is in these initial pages that Lampert recounts Strauss's discovery of exotericism, the doctrinal practice, supposedly held by ancient thinkers of composing a text with two audiences in mind.
Altman believes that Strauss himself practiced exotericism. According to Altman, once we assume this we will find many statements in Strauss's writing that modify those which attack Nazism and support liberal democracy.
argue or assume, implicitly or explicitly, that studying [or editing] the poet's work entails a search for hidden meaning" (4)--hence, the plurality of interpretive methodologies throughout the twentieth century predicated upon esotericism--Fleming aims to correct that bias for secrecy and discovery by returning to Milton's textuality (ix-x) and the apt placement of his works within a nearly forgotten tradition of early-modern exotericism (6-25).
The first involves the historical and philosophical basis of Strauss's brand of exotericism: I will show why it was antithetical to Strauss's project to discover an esoteric altruism beneath the surface of any ancient text.
The author is distanced from the text and, by association, from their country; Leerssen argues: 'Nineteenth-century exotericism boils down to the paradoxical dissociation of the Irish author from his/her Irish subject-matter.