Mystics of the Christian Tradition

Author: Steven Fanning
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134590970
Format: PDF
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From divine visions to self-tortures, some strange mystical experiences have shaped the Christian tradition as we know it. Full of colourful detail, Mystics of the Christian Tradition examines the mystical experiences that have determined the history of Christianity over two thousand years, and reveals the often sexual nature of these encounters with the divine. In this fascinating account, Fanning reveals how God's direct revelation to St Francis of Assisi led to his living with lepers and kissing their sores, and describes the mystical life of Margery Kempe who 'took weeping to new decibel levels'. Through presenting the lives of almost a hundred mystics, this broad survey invites us to consider what it means to be a mystic and to explore how people such as Joan of Arc had their lives determined by divine visions. Mystics of the Christian Tradition is a comprehensive guide to discovering what mysticism means and who the mystics of the Christian tradition actually were.

Christian Mystics

Author: Ursula King
Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited
ISBN:
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The mystical experience - the intimate knowledge of and loving union with God - has found richly diverse expression during the 2000 years of Christian history. Through an integration of text and image, facts and facets of the human mystical quest are explored and discussed. The book focuses on 50 to 60 individuals, both men and women, following a mainly historical outline. It also considers the major figures among the early Christians and their influence on early Islamic mysticism.

Christian Mystics

Author: Ursula King
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1587680122
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This collection introduces 60 men and women whose great devotion and mystical relation to God transformed the times in which they lived and continues to affect our search for spirituality today. It includes a presentation of the Eastern Orthodox mystic tradition and concludes with the mystics of our time. B&W photos.

The Big Book of Christian Mysticism

Author: Carl McColman
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612831206
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In popular usage, “mysticism” typically refers to New Age or Eastern forms of spirituality. However, the mystical tradition is also an important component of the Christian tradition. At its heart—and much like its expression in other faith traditions—Christian mysticism is an ancient tradition that incorporates meditation, contemplation, worship, philosophy, the quest for personal enlightenment, and the experience of Divine presence. This volume is a comprehensive introduction and guide to Christian mysticism. It is a big book about a big possibility: the hope of achieving real, blissful, experiential union with God. Among the topics covered here are a general introduction to mysticism, the Bible and mysticism, the history and types of Christian mysticism, biographical sketches of leading Christian mystics, and practical instructions about practicing mysticism today. This is a breathtaking work that explores a form of spirituality that has changed lives over the course of 2,000 years. Learning about Christian mysticism and how it has been articulated through the centuries will prove inspirational for today’s seekers, regardless of the faith tradition.

Not of this World

Author: James S. Cutsinger
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 9780941532419
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Anthology of nearly two thousand years of Christian mystical writings from Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant perspectives.

A Companion to Jesuit Mysticism

Author: Robert Aleksander Maryks
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004340750
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In A Companion to Jesuit Mysticism, Robert A. Maryks provides thirteen unique essays discussing the Jesuit mystical tradition, a somewhat neglected aspect of Jesuit historiography that stretches as far back as the order’s co-founder, Ignatius of Loyola, his spiritual visions at Manresa, and ultimately the mystical perspective contained in his Spiritual Exercises.

Growing into God

Author: John Mabry
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835609014
Format: PDF
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Offers a straightforward look at the Christian mystical tradition, using examples of the classical mystical journey from the lives of Christian mystics.

Love Burning in the Soul

Author: James Harpur
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590301129
Format: PDF
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Presents the stories of some of the most influential Christian mystics from the past two thousand years, including Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, George Fox, Meister Eckhart, and Julian of Norwich.

An Anthology of Christian Mysticism

Author: Harvey D. Egan
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814660126
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This comprehensive anthology will serve both as a text for serious students of mysticism and a reflective collection for those first exploring its thought. Biographical and historical data, as well as the mystic's key ideas and information about why the particular text was selected introduce each mystic to the reader. Fifty-five mystics or mystical theologians, ancient and modern, are represented, including: Origen, Augustine of Hippo, Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, Bonaventure, Angela of Foligno, Catherine of Siena, the anonymous author of Cloud of Unknowing, Thomas a' Kempis, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Francis de Sales, Therese of Lisieux, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Merton, and Karl Rahner.