A Course in Christian Mysticism

A Course in Christian Mysticism Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 9780814645338
Release 2017-07-27
Pages 256
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Thomas Merton's lectures to the young monastics at the Abbey of Gethsemani provide a good look at Merton the scholar. A Course in Christian Mysticism gathers together, for the first time, the best of these talks into a spiritual, historical, and theological survey of Christian mysticism—from St. John's gospel to St. John of the Cross. Sixteen centuries are covered over thirteen lectures. A general introduction sets the scene for when and how the talks were prepared and for the perennial themes one finds in them, making them relevant for spiritual seekers today. This compact volume allows anyone to learn from one of the twentieth century's greatest Catholic spiritual teachers. The study materials at the back of the book, including additional primary source readings and thoughtful questions for reflection and discussion, make this an essential text for any student of Christian mysticism.

The Big Book of Christian Mysticism

The Big Book of Christian Mysticism Author Carl McColman
ISBN-10 9781571746245
Release 2010
Pages 309
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An introduction to the mystical component of Christianity reveals its ancient traditions of meditation, philosophy, enlightenment and devotion to the blissful experience of a Divine presence, in a volume that combines practical instruction with historical, biographical and biblical information.

The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism

The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism Author Bernard McGinn
ISBN-10 9780812974218
Release 2006
Pages 559
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Collects writings that explore the transformation human life goes through while searching for direct contact with God.

Christian Mysticism

Christian Mysticism Author Dr Kevin Magill
ISBN-10 9781409480495
Release 2013-06-28
Pages 288
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This book introduces students to Christian mysticism and modern critical responses to it. Christianity has a rich tradition of mystical theology that first emerged in the writings of the early church fathers, and flourished during the Middle Ages. Today Christian mysticism is increasingly recognised as an important Christian heritage relevant to today's spiritual seekers. The book sets out to provide students and other interested readers with access to the main theoretical approaches to Christian mysticism – including those propounded by William James, Steven Katz, Bernard McGinn, Michael Sells, Denys Turner and Caroline Walker-Bynum. It also explores postmodern re-readings of Christian mysticism by authors such as Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Marion and Jean-François Lyotard. The book first introduces students to the main themes that underpin Christian mysticism. It then reflects on how modern critics have understood each of them, demonstrating that stark delineation between the different theoretical approaches eventually collapses under the weight of the complex interaction between experience and knowledge that lies at the heart of Christian mysticism. In doing so, the book presents a deliberate challenge to a strictly perennialist reading of Christian mysticism. Anyone even remotely familiar with Christian mysticism will know that renewed interest in Christian mystical writers has created a huge array of scholarship with which students of mysticism need to familiarise themselves. This book outlines the various modern theoretical approaches in a manner easily accessible to a reader with little or no previous knowledge of this area, and offers a philosophical/theological introduction to Christian mystical writers beyond the patristic period important for the Latin Western Tradition.

Not of this World

Not of this World Author James S. Cutsinger
ISBN-10 0941532410
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 279
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Anthology of nearly two thousand years of Christian mystical writings from Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant perspectives.

An Anthology of Christian Mysticism

An Anthology of Christian Mysticism Author Harvey D. Egan
ISBN-10 0814660126
Release 1991
Pages 680
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This comprehensive anthology will serve both as a text for serious students of mysticism and a reflective collection for those first exploring its thought. Biographical and historical data, as well as the mystic's key ideas and information about why the particular text was selected introduce each mystic to the reader. Fifty-five mystics or mystical theologians, ancient and modern, are represented, including: Origen, Augustine of Hippo, Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, Bonaventure, Angela of Foligno, Catherine of Siena, the anonymous author of Cloud of Unknowing, Thomas a' Kempis, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Francis de Sales, Therese of Lisieux, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Merton, and Karl Rahner.

Early Christian Mystics

Early Christian Mystics Author Bernard McGinn
ISBN-10 0824521064
Release 2003
Pages 256
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Bernard McGinn's The Presence of God series is one of the most respected histories of Christian mysticism in print today. In this new book, Bernard and Patricia McGinn draw from the series to take a closer, personal look at the mystical vision of 12 great spiritual masters living before the Reformation. What were the deep insights of these early mystics? How can we apply their wisdom to our lives today? Chapters include Hildegard of Bingen on cosmic vision, John Cassian on prayer and purity of heart, and Bernard of Clairvaux on spousal love.

The Mystical Teachings of Jesus

The Mystical Teachings of Jesus Author David Hoffmeister
ISBN-10 9781942253228
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 146
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The Mystical Teachings of Jesus will illuminate the mind with a deeper understanding of the teachings of the Bible and A Course in Miracles (ACIM). The chapters in this book contain Bible verses, side-by-side with ACIM quotes, providing a dialogue of clarity, and directly answering questions from the heart, such as: “Jesus, what is my relationship to you? What is a miracle?” and, “How will the world end?”

Teachings of the Christian Mystics

Teachings of the Christian Mystics Author Andrew Harvey
ISBN-10 9781570623431
Release 1998
Pages 196
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An introductory anthology encompassing every period of Christian history, including such figures as St. Augustine, Francis of Assisi, and St. John of the Cross

108 Mystics

108 Mystics Author Carl McColman
ISBN-10 9781781808771
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 288
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108 Mystics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 108 Mystics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 108 Mystics book for free.

An Introduction to Christian Mysticism

An Introduction to Christian Mysticism Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 0879070137
Release 2008
Pages 416
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In these conferences, originally given to novices, Thomas Merton provides an overview of major themes and figures in the Christian mystical tradition. From Fathers of the Church through important medieval theologians to the great Spanish Carmelites, Merton traces such key topics as the integration of theology and spirituality and the importance of ?natural contemplation”?recognizing the divine presence in creation; the centrality of apophatic or ?dark” contemplation; and the role of spiritual direction in forming mature and balanced contemplatives.

Christian Mystics

Christian Mystics Author Matthew Fox
ISBN-10 9781577319535
Release 2011-02-08
Pages 416
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As Matthew Fox notes, when an aging Albert Einstein was asked if he had any regrets, he replied, “I wish I had read more of the mystics earlier in my life.” The 365 writings in Christian Mystics represent a wide-ranging sampling of these readings for modern-day seekers of all faiths — or no faith. Fox is uniquely qualified to comment on these profound, sometimes startling, often denounced insights. In 1998, this longtime member of the Dominican Order was silenced by Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, for his Creation Spirituality, an ecumenical teaching that embraces gender justice, social justice, and eco-justice. The daily readings he shares here speak to the sacredness of the earth, awe and gratitude, darkness and shadow, compassion and creativity, sacred sexuality, and peacemaking.

Growing into God

Growing into God Author John R Mabry
ISBN-10 9780835630443
Release 2012-12-13
Pages 304
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For many people, the word mysticism conjures up occult, secretive rituals held after midnight in some dark cave. But true mysticism isn’t at all sinister or secretive, says author John Mabry, an Anglican-rite Congregational minister. In fact, mysticism is at the heart of an authentic Christian life. It is nothing more and nothing less than the pursuit-and enjoyment-of union with God, which is the goal of all Christian spirituality. Christian mysticism is the discipline of growing the soul into God—shedding illusory identities, deepening prayer, seeing God in all things, and acting as Christ in the world. Mabry’s great passion is to bring theology to everyday life by explaining complex ideas in everyday language that anyone can understand and find useful. In Growing into God, he “demystifies” mysticism, providing a friendly and accessible entry point to some of the teachings, practices, and experiences of the Christian mystical tradition. Mabry explores the classic mystical journey, which begins with the Awakening of a unitive consciousness that experiences everything as Divine and interconnected. The journey continues with Purgation, in which we empty ourselves of illusion; Illumination, in which we begin to see God in all things and all things in God; and, finally, Union, in which we marry our lives with God’s life. Our hands become God’s hands, our lips become God’s lips, our touch becomes God’s touch, in order to bring help, comfort, and healing to the world. ,p>Along the way, and with an entertaining teacher’s clarity, Mabry recounts the stories of many Christian mystics, including inspiring quotations. He also enriches each chapter with questions and answers to simplify points as well as experiential practices to help readers embark upon the mystical journey themselves

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism Author Julia A. Lamm
ISBN-10 9781118232750
Release 2012-08-29
Pages 672
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism brings together a team of leading international scholars to explore the origins, evolution, and contemporary debates relating to Christian mystics, texts, and the movements they inspired. Provides a comprehensive and engaging account of Christian mysticism, from its origins right up to the present day Draws on the best of current scholarship by bringing together a collection of newly-commissioned readings by leading scholars Considers examples of mysticism in both Eastern and Western Christianity Offers a brilliant synthesis of the key figures and historical periods of mysticism; its core themes, such as heresy, gender, or aesthetics; and its theoretical considerations, including theological, literary, social scientific, and philosophical approaches Features chapters on current debates such as neuroscience and mystical experience, and inter-religious dialogue

Mystic Christianity

Mystic Christianity Author Yogi Ramacharaka
ISBN-10 9781616403294
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 116
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Followers of the New Thought movement of the early 20th century sought to find God through explorations of the metaphysical. Here, one of the most influential thinkers of this early "New Age" philosophy takes a fresh look at the life and teachings of Jesus Christ through a New Thought lens. In this series of "lessons" originally published as a series of monthly missives in 1907 and 1908, we discover the previously hidden esoteric meanings behind much of the story of Jesus, from the foretelling of his birth to the strange mysteries of his healing of the sick to the occult ceremony of the Last Supper. This is an eye-opening reinterpretation of a familiar story.American writer WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON (1862-1932)-aka Theron Q. Dumont-was born in Baltimore and had built up a successful law practice in Pennsylvania before professional burnout led him to the religious New Thought movement. He served as editor of the popular magazine New Thought from 1901 to 1905, and as editor of the journal Advanced Thought from 1916 to 1919. He authored dozens of New Thought books-including Arcane Formula or Mental Alchemy and Vril, or Vital Magnetism-under numerous pseudonyms, some of which are likely still unknown today.

Teaching Mysticism

Teaching Mysticism Author William B. Parsons
ISBN-10 9780190208639
Release 2011-12-16
Pages 320
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The term ''mysticism'' has never been consistently defined or employed, either in religious traditions or in academic discourse. The essays in this volume offer ways of defining what mysticism is, as well as methods for grappling with its complexity in a classroom. This volume addresses the diverse literature surrounding mysticism in four interrelated parts. The first part includes essays on the tradition and context of mysticism, devoted to drawing out and examining the mystical element in many religious traditions. The second part engages traditions and religio-cultural strands in which ''mysticism'' is linked to other terms, such as shamanism, esotericism, and Gnosticism. The volume's third part focuses on methodological strategies for defining ''mysticism,'' with respect to varying social spaces. The final essays show how contemporary social issues and movements have impacted the meaning, study, and pedagogy of mysticism. Teaching Mysticism presents pedagogical reflections on how best to communicate mysticism from a variety of institutional spaces. It surveys the broad range of meanings of mysticism, its utilization in the traditions, the theories and methods that have been used to understand it, and provides critical insight into the resulting controversies.

Ways of the Christian Mystics

Ways of the Christian Mystics Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 157062030X
Release 1994
Pages 215
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In a miniature collection of classic essays taken from the bestselling Mystics and Zen Masters, Thomas Merton examines the diverse ways Christians of vastly different times and places have regarded the meaning and method of the Way that leads to the highest levels of religious and metaphysical awareness.