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.



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.



The Big Book of Christian Mysticism

The Big Book of Christian Mysticism Author Carl McColman
ISBN-10 1612831206
Release 2010-08-01
Pages 320
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In popular usage, “mysticism” typically refers to New Age or Eastern forms of spirituality. However, the mystical tradition is also an important component of the Christian tradition. At its heart—and much like its expression in other faith traditions—Christian mysticism is an ancient tradition that incorporates meditation, contemplation, worship, philosophy, the quest for personal enlightenment, and the experience of Divine presence. This volume is a comprehensive introduction and guide to Christian mysticism. It is a big book about a big possibility: the hope of achieving real, blissful, experiential union with God. Among the topics covered here are a general introduction to mysticism, the Bible and mysticism, the history and types of Christian mysticism, biographical sketches of leading Christian mystics, and practical instructions about practicing mysticism today. This is a breathtaking work that explores a form of spirituality that has changed lives over the course of 2,000 years. Learning about Christian mysticism and how it has been articulated through the centuries will prove inspirational for today’s seekers, regardless of the faith tradition.



Christian Mysticism

Christian Mysticism Author Source Wikipedia
ISBN-10 1230622519
Release 2013-09
Pages 88
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 86. Chapters: Hesychasm, Harmony Society, Secret Gospel of Mark, Christian meditation, Brethren of the Free Spirit, Pauline mysticism, Spiritual warfare, A Course in Miracles, The Order of Christ Sophia, Martinism, Doctrines of Meister Eckhart, Contemplative prayer, Societas Rosicruciana, The Secret Gospel of Mark and the Synoptic Problem, Dark Night of the Soul, Ordre Reaux Croix, The Cloud of Unknowing, El Castillo Interior, Christian Ashram Movement, Kenneth Wapnick, Beatific vision, Great Gospel of John, I Am that I Am, Christian Kabbalah, Sortes Sanctorum, Alumbrados, Pelagians, Quietism, Christian mysticism in ancient Africa, Saints and levitation, Cardiognosis, God-man, Camino de Perfeccion, Theologia Germanica, About the Mystery of the Letters, Behmenism, Prayer of Quiet, Philadelphians, German mysticism, The Ascent Of Mount Carmel, Hell icon, Amalrician, Friends of God, Balokole, Bridal theology.



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.



The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism

The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism Author Amy Hollywood
ISBN-10 9781107495272
Release 2012-09-17
Pages 401
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The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism is a multi-authored interdisciplinary guide to the study of Christian mysticism, with an emphasis on the third through the seventeenth centuries. The book is thematically organized in terms of the central contexts, practices and concepts associated with the mystical life in early, medieval and early modern Christianity. This book looks beyond the term 'mysticism', which was an early modern invention, to explore the ways in which the ancient terms 'mystic' and 'mystical' were used in the Christian tradition: what kinds of practices, modes of life and experiences were described as 'mystical'? What understanding of Christianity and of the life of Christian perfection is articulated through mystical interpretations of scripture, mystical contemplation, mystical vision, mystical theology or mystical union? This volume both provides a clear introduction to the Christian mystical life and articulates a bold new approach to the study of mysticism.



Mysticism

Mysticism Author Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
ISBN-10 0415285852
Release 2002
Pages 200
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If the Western world knows anything about Zen Buddhism, it is down to the efforts of one remarkable man, D.T. Suzuki. The twenty-seven year-old Japanese scholar first visited the West in 1897, and over the course of the next seventy years became the world's leading authority on Zen. His radical and penetrating insights earned him many disciples, from Carl Jung to Allen Ginsberg, from Thomas Merton to John Cage. In Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist Suzuki compares the teachings of the great Christian mystic Meister Eckhart with the spiritual wisdom of Shin and Zen Buddhism. By juxtaposing cultures that seem to be radically opposed, Suzuki raises one of the fundamental questions of human experience: at the limits of our understanding is there an experience that is universal to all humanity? Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist is a book that challenges and inspires; it will benefit readers of all religions who seek to understand something of the nature of spiritual life.



Michelangelo s Christian Mysticism

Michelangelo s Christian Mysticism Author Sarah Rolfe Prodan
ISBN-10 9781107043763
Release 2014-04-14
Pages 264
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In this book, Sarah Rolfe Prodan examines the spiritual poetry of Michelangelo in light of three contexts: the Catholic Reformation movement, Renaissance Augustinianism, and the tradition of Italian religious devotion. Prodan combines a literary, historical, and biographical approach to analyze the mystical constructs and conceits in Michelangelo's poems, thereby deepening our understanding of the artist's spiritual life in the context of Catholic Reform in the mid-sixteenth century. Prodan also demonstrates how Michelangelo's poetry is part of an Augustinian tradition that emphasizes mystical and moral evolution of the self. Examining such elements of early modern devotion as prayer, lauda singing, and the contemplation of religious images, Prodan provides a unique perspective on the subtleties of Michelangelo's approach to life and to art. Throughout, Prodan argues that Michelangelo's art can be more deeply understood when considered together with his poetry, which points to a spirituality that deeply informed all of his production.



Power Gender and Christian Mysticism

Power  Gender and Christian Mysticism Author Grace Jantzen
ISBN-10 0521479266
Release 1995-11-16
Pages 384
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In Western Christianity, the mystic was seen as having direct access to God, and therefore great authority. Dr. Jantzen discusses how men of power defined and controlled who should count as a mystic, and thus who would have power: women were pointedly excluded. The modern philosophical assumption that mysticism is essentially about intense subjective experiences is misguided. This book is the first on the subject to take issues of gender seriously, and to use them as a point of entry for a deconstructive approach to Christian mysticism.



The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition

The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition Author Andrew Louth
ISBN-10 9780191608773
Release 2007-01-25
Pages 256
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Scholars of the patristic era have paid more attention to the dogmatic tradition in their period than to the development of Christian mystical theology. Andrew Louth aims to redress the balance. Recognizing that the intellectual form of this tradition was decisively influenced by Platonic ideas of the soul's relationship to God, Louth begins with an examination of Plato and Platonism. The discussion of the Fathers which follows shows how the mystical tradition is at the heart of their thought and how the dogmatic tradition both moulds and is the reflection of mystical insights and concerns. This new edition of a classic study of the diverse influences upon Christian spirituality includes a new Epilogue which brings the text completely up to date.



The Christian Mystery

The Christian Mystery Author Louis Bouyer
ISBN-10 0567043401
Release 2004-09-10
Pages 314
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A scholarly and masterful exploration of the meaning and importance of 'mystery' and 'mysticism' to the Christian revelation, offering a fuller understanding of Christian spirituality down the ages and a firmer grasp of what it means to be a Christian.



The Psychology of Religious Mysticism

The Psychology of Religious Mysticism Author James H. Leuba
ISBN-10 9781136345845
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 348
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Christian Mysticism

Christian Mysticism Author William Ralph Inge
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3623031
Release 1899
Pages 379
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Christian Mysticism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Christian Mysticism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Christian Mysticism book for free.



Who s Who in Christianity

Who s Who in Christianity Author Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok
ISBN-10 9781134509560
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 384
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Who's Who in Christianity is an invaluable reference guide to the leading men and women who have influenced the course of Christian history, including the founding fathers, saints, popes, monarchs, philanthropists, theologians, missionaries and heretics. The book encompasses both Eastern and Western churches and the lives and opinions of personalities who have shaped the past twenty Christian centuries, from Jesus of Galilee to Pope John Paul II, and from Paul of Tarsus to Mother Teresa.



The Theology of Paul the Apostle

The Theology of Paul the Apostle Author James D. G. Dunn
ISBN-10 0802844235
Release 2006-05-17
Pages 844
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In Search of the Sacred

In Search of the Sacred Author Seyyed Hossein Nasr
ISBN-10 9780313383243
Release 2010
Pages 373
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In this book, a series of interviews offers an accessible, revealing, human and intellectual biography of leading Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr. * An explanatory foreword, "The Spiritual and Intellectual Journey of Seyyed Hossein Nasr" by Jamin Jahanbegloo * An introduction by Terry Moore * Organization by both chronology and concept to facilitate ease of use for students and scholars, as well as for more casual readers



For Lovers of God Everywhere

For Lovers of God Everywhere Author Roger Housden
ISBN-10 9781401926847
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 217
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For Lovers of God Everywhere has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from For Lovers of God Everywhere also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full For Lovers of God Everywhere book for free.