Mystics of the Christian Tradition

Author: Steven Fanning
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134590970
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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: Simon & Schuster
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Explores the depths of Christian mystical heritage, from the birth of Christ to modern times, and examines mysticism's roots in the Hebrew Bible and Hellenic philosophy

The Big Book of Christian Mysticism

Author: Carl McColman
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 1571746242
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An introduction to the mystical component of Christianity reveals its ancient traditions of meditation, philosophy, enlightenment and devotion to the blissful experience of a Divine presence, in a volume that combines practical instruction with historical, biographical and biblical information.

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.

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.

An Introduction to Christian Mysticism

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780879070137
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In these conferences, originally given to novices, Thomas Merton provides an overview of major themes and figures in the Christian mystical tradition. From Fathers of the Church through important medieval theologians to the great Spanish Carmelites, Merton traces such key topics as the integration of theology and spirituality and the importance of ?natural contemplation”?recognizing the divine presence in creation; the centrality of apophatic or ?dark” contemplation; and the role of spiritual direction in forming mature and balanced contemplatives.

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.

Soundings in the Christian Mystical Tradition

Author: Harvey D. Egan
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814680032
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Called in a special way to listen to God's whispers, the mystics amplify not only what it means to be baptized into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ 'and to having the Trinity living in them 'but also what is deepest in the human spirit. Mystics experience themselves as an infinite question to which only God is the answer; as an immense longing that only Love can quench; as a nothing in the face of the No-Thing. They are God's fools, troubadours 'the great artists and poets of the interior life whose learned ignorance" articulates the art of loving God, neighbor, self, the Church, and the world. In Soundings in the Christian Mystical Tradition Harvey Egan draws on fifty years of reading and teaching the mystics to sketch the varieties and passion of the mystical life across more than two millennia. Through their stories and words Egan reveals that al were conscious of the paradox of human identity 'supremely and unsurpassably manifested in the God-Man 'that the genuinely human is disclosed only through surrender to God and that the search for God cannot bypass the genuinely human. Harvey D. Egan, SJ, is the author of numerous works on Christian mysticism and the thought of Karl Rahner. He is currently professor of systematic and mystical theology at Boston College. "

Teachings of the Christian Mystics

Author: Andrew Harvey
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1570623430
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An introductory anthology encompassing every period of Christian history, including such figures as St. Augustine, Francis of Assisi, and St. John of the Cross

Love Burning in the Soul

Author: James Harpur
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590301129
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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.