Jørgen Podemann Sørensen

Jørgen Podemann Sørensen

Associate professor emeritus

Primary fields of research

Religions of ancient Egypt and Late Antiquity, especially the ancient Egyptian roots of Hermetic literature

The comparative study of ritual

Current research

The Gnostic text, notably the Hermetic tractate Kore Kosmou, as a ritual appointment or construction of its reader and the process of reading. 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Continuous Creation: An Egyptian Heritage in Hermeticism

    Sørensen, J. P., Jul 2017, In : Studi e Materiali di Storia delle Religioni. 83/1, p. 37-60 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

  2. Published

    The All as logikē thusia: The Egyptian Prehistory of a Hermetic Idea

    Sørensen, J. P., 2016, Philosophy and the End of Sacrifice: Disengaging Ritual in Ancient India, Greece and Beyond. Jackson, P. & Sjödin, A-P. (eds.). Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, p. 123-142 20 p. (The Study of Religion in a Global Context).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    The Sacrificial Logic of Cultic Meals in Antiquity

    Sørensen, J. P., 2016, In : Early Christianity. 7, p. 447-467 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

  4. Published

    Religio mentis - Sindets religion: En introduktion til Hermes-skrifterne

    Sørensen, J. P., 2015, København: Books on Demand GmbH. 139 p. (Janua religionum, Vol. 8).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

  5. Published

    Det gamle Ægyptens religiøse litteratur: Fra Pyramideteksterne til Hermes Trismegistos

    Sørensen, J. P., 2013, Højbjerg: Forlaget Univers. 237 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Ritual og praksis: Tanke, sprog og handling i komparativt religionshistorisk perspektiv

    Sørensen, J. P., 2013, København: Books on Demand GmbH. 240 p. (Janua religionum, Vol. 7).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

  7. Published

    The Secret Hymn in Hermetic Texts

    Sørensen, J. P., 2011, Mystery and Secrecy in the Nag Hammadi collection and Other Ancient Literature: Ideas and Practices. Bull, C., Lied, L. I. & Turner, J. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 465-486 22 p. (Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies, Vol. 76).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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