Christian Mysticism: An Introduction to Contemporary Theoretical Approaches (Hardback)
  • Christian Mysticism: An Introduction to Contemporary Theoretical Approaches (Hardback)
zoom

Christian Mysticism: An Introduction to Contemporary Theoretical Approaches (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£115.00
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 28/11/2009
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
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-FranAois 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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780754657323
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 664 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

You may also be interested in...

Immortal Diamond
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Revelations of Divine Love
Added to basket
Opening Doors Within
Added to basket
Revelations of Divine Love
Added to basket
God Calling
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Choose Life
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A Jewish Book of Comfort
Added to basket
The Bookman's Tale
Added to basket
The Great Divorce
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Who was St Patrick?
Added to basket
Run Baby Run
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Eager to Love
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Being Christian
Added to basket
The Wisdom Of The Enneagram
Added to basket
The Lord and His Prayer
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.