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

Andrew Louth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291403
eISBN:
9780191710674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291403.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Scholars of the patristic era have paid more attention to the dogmatic tradition in their period than to the development of Christian mystical theology. This book aims to redress the balance. ... 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


Truths and Reconciliations

Pamela E. Klassen

in The Story of Radio Mind: A Missionary's Journey on Indigenous Land

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226552569
eISBN:
9780226552873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226552873.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Beginning with accolades written in honor of Frederick Du Vernet after his death in 1924, this chapter brings the story to a close, showing that while most church officials ignored his proclamations ... More


Conclusion

Neslihan Şenocak

in The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order, 1209-1310

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450570
eISBN:
9780801464249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450570.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. This book attempts to make a step toward understanding how and why, during the course of the thirteenth ... More


To Afflict the Comfortable and Comfort the Afflicted: Catholic Worker Pacifism as a Form-of-Life

Jack Lee Downey

in The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265435
eISBN:
9780823266906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265435.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This epilogue examines Dorothy Day's absolute pacifism as part of her maximalist practical theology. It considers the pacifist form-of-life that Day defended in the face of World War II and how it ... More


The Unlucky Fate of Zhuangzi

Liu Jianmei

in Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190238155
eISBN:
9780190238179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238155.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the unfortunate fate of Zhuangzi, who was not only taken to political court by Guan Feng in the 1960s but also taken to religious court by Liu Xiaofeng in the 1980s. After ... More


The “Lord Have Mercy” Exercises

Joseph Azize

in Gurdjieff: Mysticism, Contemplation, and Exercises

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190064075
eISBN:
9780190064105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064075.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

At several times, Gurdjieff taught exercises in Transformed-contemplation that call on the exercitant to use the prayer “Lord have mercy.” Those that were recorded by George Adie, Helen Adie, and ... More


Betrayal and Injustice in the Early 830s

Matthew Bryan Gillis

in Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797586
eISBN:
9780191839153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797586.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Gottschalk’s attempts to develop his clerical career in the early 830s were linked to the support of a powerful patron: Archbishop Ebbo of Rheims. Gottschalk, however, was quickly embroiled in the ... More


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