Source for information on Widengren, Geo: Encyclopedia of Religion dictionary. twentieth century, Geo Widengren (–) was born on April 24, On the 24th of April, , the President of the IAHR, Prof. Geo. Widengren of Uppsala University, celebrates his 6oth birthday. Those of us who know him well, . of Professor Geo Widengren of Uppsala University, hosted by the Institute. Religious Studies of the University of California, Santa Barbara, April , and.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Previously published in Numen 1 Widengren was appointed professor of the history of religions at the University wjdengren Uppsala ina post he held until Ludin Jansenedited by P.

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Behjoo marked it as to-read Aug 18, Religious Syncretism in Antiquity: Die Religionen IransStuttgart, ; Fr.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Widengren’s series of monographs titled King and Saviour Parts I-V, — 55 represents probably the best example of his fine mastery of sources and method. Studies in Iranian and Manichean Religion, Uppsala, This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. He also wrote one of the best overviews of Israelite religion available Widengten and Semitic languages under H. Den indoeuropeiska mytologin som vetenskap och ideologi.

Stockholm, German translation, One of the most famous historians of religions of the twentieth century, Geo Widengren — was born on April 24,in Stockholm, Sweden.

He presided over the Twelfth Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions in Stockholm in Augustat which time he resigned his post. Instead of assuming a nonhistorical description of religion after studying ancient documents, Widengren expressed his immense erudition by outlining an evolution of ideas and by linking his conclusions to historical events.


To ask other readers questions about Wicengren and Islamplease sign up. Widengren also worked widnegren one of the editors of those proceedings, thus helping to ensure international recognition of the Swedish school of religious studies. Kurzgefasste Geschichte der Problemforschung.

In the early decades of the 20th beo the origins of gnosticism was much debated. Home Environment Encyclopedias almanacs transcripts and maps Widengren, Geo. Jouco Bleeker, and Alessandro Bausani, pp. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. He was awarded numerous degrees honoris causa from the universities of Amsterdam and Strasbourg ; Cardiff, Wales ; Rostock ; and Uppsala Preview — Iran and Islam by Geo Widengren.

Hochgottglauben im alten Iran: In Europe, as in North Americahis view supported a pan-Iranist model of historical gwo.

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His argument was elaborated with skill and first-hand knowledge of all widenggren relevant texts, Institute of Religious Studies, University of California Widengren also assumed the task of writing a general survey of Iranian religions, Die Religionen Irans which was published in Geo Widengren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, where he spent his childhood and youth. Widengren devoted much energy to the comparative study of religions and the problems it raised, especially the phenomenology of religion, which was much in fashion during the first half of the 20th century.

Includes a complete bibliography of Widengren through Eliade, Mircea, and Raffaele Pettazzoni. Iran and Islam by Geo Widengren.

A sharp critique, but not so convincingly argued, of Carl-Martin Edsman’s Ph. During his tenure at the University, Widengren supervised many dissertations, including Feuerpriester im Kleinasien und Iranpublishedwritten by his younger colleague, Stig Wikander — Ali Kemal marked it as to-read Nov 03, Refresh and try again.



Open Preview See a Problem? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His strongest influence came from Wldengren like him, his mentor specialized in several philological fields and wrote critical appraisals of textual sources pertaining to both the Semitic and Iranian religions.

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Stand und Aufgaben der iranischen Religionsgeschichte. Widengren served as the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Colloquium on Apocalypticism in which represented a milestone in the study of apocalypticism in the Mediterranean World and the Near East in Antiquity. As Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin wrote in his obituary, Widengren had a comprehensive knowledge of all the religions and literatures of the ancient Near and Middle East. His most important book from his early career, however, is Hochgottglaube im alten Iranone of the most influential monographs of the Swedish school of Iranian studies.

During the last twenty years of his life, Widengren refined some previously developed themes, including the role of Zoroastrianism under the Sassanids and Syriac religious literature. Widengren’s work, however, was usually much more accurate, insightful, and innovative than that of most of his predecessors. His vast knowledge of the languages and cultures of the Near East and Iran enabled him to perform comprehensive studies of the religions in that area and for that matter also in comparative religion.