Reshaping karma: an Indic metaphysical paradigm in traditional and modern astrology

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The paper examines the metaphysical ideas employed to embed Hellenistic astrology in an Indian religious and cultural context, relating them to questions of causality, determinism and moral freedom. These ideas are contrasted against the largely Thesophical adaptation of the same concepts, which in the 19th and 20th centuries formed the emerging modern astrology in Europe, and which led it to abandon the traditional prognostic model in favour of an esoteric-symbolic one, in a radical reversal of the compromise between astrology and theology dominating the Christian Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationCosmologies: Proceedings of the seventh annual conference of the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, 6–7 June 2009
RedaktörerNicholas Campion
FörlagSophia Centre Press
Sidor52-68
Antal sidor17
ISBN (tryckt)978-1-907767-00-5
StatusPublished - 2010

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The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Filosofi, etik och religion

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