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Mysticism Before Mysticism: Teaching Christian Mysticism as a Historian of Religion

April DeConick

in Teaching Mysticism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751198
eISBN:
9780199918782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751198.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the fundamentals of teaching about mysticism in the context of Christianity, favoring a comparative-contextualist approach. It focuses on teaching a seminar for upper-class ... More


Patristic Mysticism and St. John of the Cross

Andrew Louth

in The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291403
eISBN:
9780191710674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291403.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

It has been seen in some of the Fathers the doctrine that as the soul approaches God, it is plunged into the Divine Darkness where God dwells. This appears to bear some similarity to the doctrine of ... More


Mystic as Desert Calligrapher: Evagrius Ponticus

S.J. William Harmless

in Mystics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300383
eISBN:
9780199851560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300383.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the pioneers of Christian mysticism, the fourth-century desert fathers of Egypt. These early monks forged techniques of prayer and asceticism, of discipleship and spiritual ... More


Jacques Lacan, Encore: Feminine Jouissance, the Real, and the Goal of Psychoanalysis

in Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349510
eISBN:
9780226349466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349466.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Lacan's Seminar XX as a theorization, in terms of psychoanalysis's emphasis on sexual difference, of Bataille's account of the deep divide within Christian mysticism. ... More


Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader

Rebecca Krug

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705335
eISBN:
9781501708169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since its rediscovery in 1934, the fifteenth-century Book of Margery Kempe has become a canonical text for students of medieval Christian mysticism and spirituality. Its author was a ... More


The Empty Suitcase as Rainbow

Merold Westphal

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the acts and motives of the Protestant villagers of Le Chambon sur Lignon in south-central France. Consideration of these descendants of the ... More


Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey: A Comparative Exploration

Ian Richard Netton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640829
eISBN:
9780748653263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640829.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions — the journey that every believer must make and which leads to the Divine. The author ... More


I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Laurence A. Rickels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For years, the author of this book often found himself compared to novelist Philip K. Dick—though in fact he had never read any of the science fiction writer’s work. When he finally read his first ... More


Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience

Daniel Maria Klimek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190679200
eISBN:
9780190879983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679200.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

In June 1981, six young Croatians in the village of Medjugorje, in the former Yugoslavia, reported that the Virgin Mary had appeared to them. The Medjugorje visionaries say that the Virgin Mary has ... More


Troubadour Fin’ Amors

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the antagonism between courtly love and mystical love; the former is limited to human beings and fosters sexual desire, while the latter is a love directed toward God that aims ... More


Introjection

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyzes the ouvre of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick and explores his meditations on psychic reality and psychosis, Christian mysticism, Eastern religion, and modern spiritualism. ... More


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