Esoteric currents as discursive complexes

@article{Granholm2013EsotericCA,
  title={Esoteric currents as discursive complexes},
  author={Kennet Granholm},
  journal={Religion},
  year={2013},
  volume={43},
  pages={46 - 69}
}
While the use of the term discourse is not uncommon in the study of religion, putting it into practical application in discourse-analytical approaches is. Similarly, while the esoteric is starting to be acknowledged as a legitimate field of inquiry, perspectives and approaches derived from the study of esotericism have thus far not had a big impact on the study of religion in a broader sense. In this article I will present a discourse-analytical approach to so-called esoteric currents… 
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