The Soul as Virgin Wife: Mechthild of Magdeburg, Marguerite by Amy Hollywood

By Amy Hollywood

The Soul as Virgin spouse provides the 1st book-length examine to provide an in depth account of the theological and mystical teachings written through ladies themselves, particularly by means of these often called beguines, that have been particularly missed. Hollywood explicates the variation among the erotic and imagistic mysticism, arguing that Mechthild, Porete, and Eckhart problem the sexual ideologies common of their tradition and declare a union with out contrast among the soul and the divine. The beguines' emphasis within the later center a long time on non secular poverty has lengthy been well-known as an immense effect on next German and Flemish mystical writers, specifically the nice German Dominican preacher and apophatic theologian Meister Eckhart. within the Soul as Virgin spouse, Amy Hollywood offers the 1st book-length research to offer a close textual account of those bills. via an research of Magdeburg's The Flowing mild of the Godhead, Marguerite Porete's replicate of straightforward Souls, and the Latin commentaries and vernacular sermons of Eckhart, Hollywood uncovers the problematic net of impression and divergence among the beguinal spiritualities and Eckhart.

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Christian Mysticism and Incarnational Theology: Between by Louise Nelstrop,Louise, Dr Nelstrop,Simon D, Dr Podmore

By Louise Nelstrop,Louise, Dr Nelstrop,Simon D, Dr Podmore

This ebook examines the connection among transcendence and immanence inside of Christian mystical and apophatic writings. unique essays from quite a number top, tested, and rising students within the box concentrate on the jobs of language, symptoms, and pictures, and examine how mystical theology may perhaps give a contribution to modern mirrored image at the be aware incarnate. This number of essays re-examines works from such canonical figures as Eckhart, Augustine, Plotinus, Pseudo-Dionysius, Nicolas of Cusa, Teresa of Avila, John of the move, Julian of Norwich, in addition to the philosophical considered Iris Murdoch, Jacques Lacan, and Martin Heidegger, and the modern phenomena of the rising Church. providing new readings of key rules in mystical theology, and renewed engagement with the visionary and the typical, the healing and the transformative, those essays query how we would take into consideration what may perhaps lie among transcendence and immanence.

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Marguerite Porete: Textauswahl und Kommentar von Gerhard by Marguerite Porete,Gerhard Wehr

By Marguerite Porete,Gerhard Wehr

"Ihr Leben löst die Wahrheit ihres Buches ohne Worte ein." Franz-Josef Schweitzer

Marguerite Porete hatte in einer ebenso überzeugenden wie herausfordernden Weise das Wort ergriffen und Widerhall unter dem Kirchenvolk ihrer sector gefunden. Ihr oblag es, einen Stufenweg der Seele zu Gott zu zeigen. Sie legte in temperamentvollen, bisweilen enthusiastischen Dialogen dar, wie sich die erleuchtete Seele von den Unzulänglichkeiten der menschlichen Vernunft wie auch der herkömmlichen Tugenden zu verabschieden habe, um sich in hingebungsvoller Liebe mit der Gottesliebe zu verbinden, einer Verbindung, die eine ungeahnte Freiheit des Geistes (spiritus libertatis) eröffnet. Sich selbst versteht diese ihres Adels bewusste Seele als eine Herrin über die Tugenden und als eine geradezu ebenbürtige Tochter der Gottheit.

Marguerite Porete hat mit ihrer tief im menschlichen Geist verankerten Liebe zu Gott das christliche Denken nachhaltig beeinflusst. Wie viele andere - gerade weibliche - vordenkende Mystiker musste auch sie für das Eintreten für ihre Glaubensweise auf dem Scheiterhaufen mit dem Leben bezahlen. Die den Beginen angehörende französischsprachige theologische Schriftstellerin struggle für eine Frau ihrer Zeit äußerst gebildet und vertrat ihre Ansichten zu öffentlich, und das ohne ihre Lehre als einer Gottesoffenbarung entsprungen zu bezeichnen, was once im frühen Mittelalter meist der einzige Weg conflict, als theologisch in der Öffentlichkeit agierende Frau nicht in Konflikt mit der mittelalterlichen Inquisition zu kommen. Enthusiasmus rief Marguerite Porete unter den Gläubigen mit ihrer Lehre hervor, in der der Spiegel die etappenweise Befreiung der menschlichen Seele aus der weltlichen Abhängigkeit hin zu Gottes allmächtiger Liebe versinnbildlicht.

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The Vital Mystic: A Guide to Emotional Strength and by T.Collins Logan

By T.Collins Logan

Mysticism is a trip of non-public transformation. The very important Mystic describes that trip in cautious element, supplying instruments, ideas and insights that aid a deepening mystical perform. As mysticism opens doorways to our innermost Self, it introduces us to robust currents flowing underneath the skin of attention. With cautious instruction, immersing ourselves in these currents will be inspiring, edifying and empowering. How will we be sure our mystical perform continues to be very important and alive? First, we will discover styles of inspiration and emotion that prevent our skill interpret mystical details, and lightly reshape these styles in confident methods. moment, we will concentration our mystical efforts at the such a lot optimistic, spiritually enriching results. The important Mystic additionally explores universal questions and hurdles encountered in the course of mystical perform, in order that despite what demanding situations come up we will be able to stay grounded, practical and compassionate in all of our offerings. First released in 2003, The very important Mystic lays a lot of the basis for the improvement of necessary Lifework via T.Collins Logan in next years.

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The Tumbler of God: Chesterton as Mystic by Robert Wild,Stratford Caldecott

By Robert Wild,Stratford Caldecott

"We desire a new form of mystic," writes Fr. Robert Wild; and within the Tumbler of God, he offers a non secular portrait of G.K. Chesterton that convincingly exhibits why he's exactly the new type of mystic we'd like. Chesterton's mysticism used to be grounded in an experiential wisdom that life is a present from God, and that the one reaction is a spirituality of gratitude and compliment for the unveiled fantastic thing about creation.

Franz Kafka stated of Chesterton, "He is so satisfied one may well nearly imagine he had chanced on God." And Fr. Wild provides that "indeed he had, and he was once doing his top to reside within the mild of that discovery. What used to be his 'secret'? It used to be to like the attractiveness of the genuine, and to stay in maturity the innocence and beauty of the kid who sees every little thing for the 1st time. The Gospel tells us we needs to develop into back like sons and daughters to be able to input the dominion. Chesterton indicates us how."

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The Mechanics of Happiness: Engineering a Positive Approach by Peter J. Levine

By Peter J. Levine

the writer identifies 3 key components whose underlying impression upon the standard of our lives is admittedly basic; those are happiness, success and improvement. Western life have created a deficit in those 3 resulting in various stipulations which could simply hinder us from major the pleasant lives all of us wish. Approached in a conversational, topic of truth manner the writer finds thoughts, suggestions and useful workouts saved mystery and recognized in basic terms to the opt for few with the belief of handing keep watch over of your existence again to you. The promise of this e-book is to come back the present of your existence again to its rightful proprietor, you.

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Carmelite Spirituality in the Teresian Tradition by Paul-Marie of the Cross,Steven Payne,Kathryn Sullivan

By Paul-Marie of the Cross,Steven Payne,Kathryn Sullivan

Kathryn Sullivan, RCSJ, and edited by means of Steven Payne, OCD. Revised variation of vintage evaluate of the primary texts, subject matters, and teachings of Carmel: Elijah and Mary, the guideline of St. Albert, the Carmelite realizing of prayer, and the message of Sts. Teresa, John of the move, and Thérèse.
Carmel is understood principally for her necessary historical past of spirituality. for hundreds of years, within the spirit of Elijah and the traditional prophets, Carmelites have sought to come across the dwelling God and to educate others the methods of prayer. In sixteenth-century Spain, Saint Teresa of Avila introduced renewed energy to this non secular kinfolk by means of inaugurating a reform move that turned often called the Discalced Carmelites, a brand new and fruitful department on an old vine.
Carmelite Spirituality within the Teresian culture, first released in English in 1959, offers a concise and encouraging evaluate of Carmel's religious history from a Teresian point of view. popular Discalced Carmelite writer Paul-Marie of the pass identifies the central texts, subject matters, figures, and teachings of Carmel: Elijah and Mary, the rule of thumb of St. Albert and the booklet of the establishment of the 1st clergymen, the Carmelite realizing of contemplation and the levels of prayer, the message of Saints Teresa, John of the go, and Thérèse of Lisieux. This vintage essay, lengthy out of print, is right here up to date and reprinted for a brand new iteration of seekers longing to slake their religious thirst on the fount of Carmel.

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In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil by Paul-Gordon Chandler

By Paul-Gordon Chandler

In seek of a Prophet is a desirable trip during the non secular lifetime of Kahlil Gibran, writer of the bestselling e-book The Prophet. Capturing our imaginations and enriching our spirits, Paul-Gordon Chandler explores this liked author and artist, a mystic who sought to construct bridges and tear down walls.
In seek of a Prophet isn't really a conventional biography yet a compelling religious trip via Gibran’s writings, paintings, and the locations he lived. From his birthplace village excessive within the snowy mountains of Lebanon, Chandler leads us via his emigration to Boston, paintings education in Paris, profession in big apple, and to the far-reaching areas of impression his writings and paintings have traveled.

Delving into passages of a few of Gibran’s writings—both well-known and not more good known—Chandler breathes lifestyles into this beautiful poet artist who moved past faith to the center of common spirituality and was once a special combination of East and West. His voice is undying, beautiful to center and brain, religion and reason—a much-needed advisor for our times.

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The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual by Wolfgang Riehle,Charity Scott Stokes

By Wolfgang Riehle,Charity Scott Stokes

Spiritual seekers all through heritage have sought illumination via solitary contemplation. within the Christian culture, medieval England stands proud for its impressive array of hermits, recluses, and non secular outsiders, from Cuthbert Godric of Fichale and Christina of Markyate to Richard Rolle, Julian of Norwich, and Margery Kempe. In The mystery Within, Wolfgang Riehle deals the 1st complete historical past of English medieval mysticism in many years, person who will attract somebody eager about mysticism as a phenomenon of spiritual life.

In contemplating the origins and evolution of the English mystical culture, Riehle starts off within the 12th century with the revival of eremitical mysticism and the early development of the Cistercian Order within the British Isles. He then focuses extensive at the nice mystics of the fourteenth and 15th centuries: Richard Rolle (the first nice English mystic), the nameless writer of The Cloud of Unknowing, Walter Hilton, Margery Kempe, and Julian of Norwich. Riehle conscientiously grounds his narrative within the broader non secular panorama of the center a long time, mentioning either previous impacts relationship again to overdue Antiquity and corresponding advancements in mysticism and theology at the Continent. He discusses the matter of attainable variations among female and male spirituality and the flow of popularizing mysticism within the past due center a long time. packed with clean insights, The mystery Within can be welcomed particularly by means of academics and scholars of medieval literature in addition to via these engaged in old, theological, philosophical, cultural, even anthropological and comparative reports of mysticism.

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