Christian Mysticism: An Introduction to Contemporary by Louise Nelstrop

By Louise Nelstrop

This booklet introduces scholars to Christian mysticism and sleek serious responses to it. Christianity has a wealthy culture of mystical theology that first emerged within the writings of the early church fathers, and flourished throughout the heart a long time. this present day Christian mysticism is more and more known as a huge Christian historical past suitable to contemporary non secular seekers.

The e-book units out to supply scholars and different readers with entry to the most theoretical methods to Christian mysticism – together with these propounded via William James, Steven Katz, Bernard McGinn, Michael Sells, Denys Turner and Caroline Walker-Bynum. It additionally explores postmodern re-readings of Christian mysticism by means of authors similar to Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Marion and Jean-François Lyotard. The booklet first introduces scholars to the most subject matters that underpin Christian mysticism. It then displays on how glossy critics have understood each one of them, demonstrating that stark delineation among the several theoretical techniques finally collapses lower than the burden of the complicated interplay among event and data that lies on the center of Christian mysticism. In doing so, the booklet offers a planned problem to a strictly perennialist analyzing of Christian mysticism.

Anyone even remotely acquainted with Christian mysticism will be aware of that renewed curiosity in Christian mystical writers has created a tremendous array of scholarship with which scholars of mysticism have to familiarise themselves. This ebook outlines many of the glossy theoretical methods in a fashion simply available to a reader with very little past wisdom of this region, and gives a philosophical/theological creation to Christian mystical writers past the patristic interval vital for the Latin Western Tradition.

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