The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism

Editor(s): Julia A. Lamm

Published Online: 8 MAR 2013 09:56AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444332865

Online ISBN: 9781118232736

DOI: 10.1002/9781118232736

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Themes in Christian Mysticism

  2. Part II: Early Christian Mysticism

  3. Part III: Medieval Mystics and Mystical Traditions

  4. Part IV: Mysticism and Modernity

  5. Part V: Critical Perspectives on Mysticism

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