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Tim Rudbøg

Tim Rudbøg

Associate Professor

Director Copenhagen Center for the Study of Theosophy and Esotericism (CCSTE)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History (Western esotericism) from the University of Exeter, UK

  • Research Master of Arts (MA) in The History of Religions with Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in The Science of Religion with Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen

 

Research Focus Areas + supervision

(1) The history of esotericism (mysticism, magic and occultism), (2) H. P. Blavatsky and The Theosophical Society, 3) Modern religions, 4) Theory and Method in the Study of Religions, (5) The History of Ideas, (6) The relation between Religion, Science and Philosophy, (7) Indian religions and exchanges between East and West. 

 

Current research

H.P. Blavatsky and Theosophy (five year project 2017-2022)

 

Teaching:

Teaching 2017:

Philosophy of Science (religion)

Western Esoteric Traditions

The New Spirituality and Modern Religious Crises: H. P. Blavatsky’s synthesis of ancient traditions and modern science 

Teaching 2016:

Philosophy of Science (religion)

Western Esoteric Traditions

History of Religions (Antiquity)

 

Teaching 2015:

Research History 

Intellectual and Religious Traditionalism

History of Religions (BA elective)

History of Religions 1 (antiquity)

Academic writing

 

Teaching 2014:

The Theosophical Movement: its history and significance

History of Religions I

 New Religions and their historical roots

Text and Method (with Prof. Catharina Raudvere)

Academic writing

 

 

Select publications

  • • H. P. Blavatsky’s Theosophy in Context: The Construction ofMeaning in Modern Western Esotericism, Exeter: PhD thesis, The University of Exeter, 2013 (pp. 1-701)
  • • The Academic Study of Western Esotericism: Early Developments and Related Fields, Introduction Series to Western Esotericism, vol. 1, Copenhagen: H.E.R.M.E.S. Academic Press, 2013 (pp. 1-242) 

 

  • 'The Mysteries ofSound in H. P. Blavatsky's Esoteric Instructions', in Laurence Wuidar (ed.), Music and Esotericism, Aries Book Series 9, Leiden: Brill, 2010 (pp. 245-64)
  • ‘Helena Petrovna Blavatsky’s Esoteric Tradition’, in Andreas B. Kilcher (ed.), Constructing Tradition: Means and Myths ofTransmission in Western Esotericism, Aries Book Series 11, Leiden: Brill, 2010 (pp. 161-77)
  • ‘Point Loma, Theosophy, and Katherine Tingley’, in Olav Hammer and Michael Rothstein (eds), Handbook ofthe Theosophical Current, Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion Series, Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013 (pp. 51-72)
  • ‘The I Am Activity’, in Olav Hammer and Michael Rothstein (eds), Handbook ofthe Theosophical Current, Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion Series, Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013 (pp. 151-72)
  • 'Naturen og det skabende menneske: Nogle væsentlige facetter af receptionen af Corpus Hermeticum i det tidlige moderne', CHAOS temanummer, 2015 

 

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