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The Cambridge companion to Christian mysticism

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. This book looks beyond the term 'mysticism', which was an early modern invention, to explore the ways in wh...

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Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Hollywood, Amy M., 1963-, Beckman, Patricia Z., 1967-
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Series: Cambridge companions to religion.
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Online Access: Online version
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Summary: 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. 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.
Physical Description: 1 online resource : ill.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN: 9781139020886 (electronic bk.)
1139020889 (electronic bk.)
Access: Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.