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The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841127
eISBN:
9780199919536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841127.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book presents the first-ever English translation of the Prison Narratives written by the seventeenth-century French mystic and Quietist, Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717). Guyon’s narrative describes her ... More


Shalom Shar'abi and the Kabbalists of Beit El

Pinchas Giller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328806
eISBN:
9780199870196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328806.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines the history, teachings, and practices of a school of kabbalists who have flourished in the Middle East for the last two and a half centuries. The Beit El kabbalists center their ... More


The Genesis of Intellect

Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson

in Plotinus on Intellect

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199281701
eISBN:
9780191713088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281701.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The central question of this chapter is how Plotinus accounts for the fact that two seemingly quite different kinds of plurality arise at the level of Intellect: a duality of subject and object of ... More


The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

April D. DeConick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gnosticism is a countercultural spirituality that forever changed the practice of Christianity. Before it emerged in the second century, passage to the afterlife required obedience to God and king. ... More


Teaching “Hindu Mysticism”

Hugh B. Urban

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/9780199751198.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the primary themes, materials, and theoretical challenges in teaching Hindu mysticism. It includes an historical overview of the development of mystical elements within the ... More


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


The Mystical Dimensions of Buddhism

David B. Gray

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/9780199751198.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on “Buddhism and Mysticism,” approaching the topic from theoretical and praxical perspectives. It attempts to make sense of the highly complex and somewhat esoteric world of ... More


Teaching African American Mysticism

Joy R. Bostic

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/9780199751198.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Epistemological theories that speak to how we know what we know are critical theories to interrogate when teaching about mysticism from the perspectives of marginalized groups. It is our ... More


Mysticism East and West as Christian Apologeti

Hugh Nicholson

in Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199772865
eISBN:
9780199897315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772865.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter and those that follow critically examine a particular “East versus West” apologetic contrast that has been constitutive of modern Christian self-understanding: namely, the contrast ... More


Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult

Matthew Gibson and Neil Mann (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954255
eISBN:
9781786944160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954255.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult is a collection of essays examining the thought of the Irish poet W. B. Yeats and particularly his philosophical reading and explorations of older systems of ... More


Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia

Andrew Pilsch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901028
eISBN:
9781452957685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901028.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book argues that transhumanism should be taken more seriously as a Utopian force in the present. Combatting the widespread idea that transhumanism is a naive and dangerous reframing of the most ... More


Circulating Mansfield

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Mansfield's last year of life and Murry's efforts to circulate her legacy after her death. It explores the irony of her being in Paris in 1922—the banner year of international ... More


Mystic Paths, Inward Turns

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter expands upon the Christian themes introduced in the previous chapter. It identifies intertextual discourse with the Psalms, Early Church Fathers, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine and certain ... More


Pascal’s Miraculous Tongue

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter locates allusions to the works and life of Blaise Pascal from The Unnamable to How It Is. It explores the relationship Beckett forges between literary allusions and the contents of ... More


Socialism and the Religious Imagination

Dr Philip Lockley

in Visionary Religion and Radicalism in Early Industrial England: From Southcott to Socialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663873
eISBN:
9780191744792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663873.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter reconsiders James Smith’s socialist career from 1833 to the early 1840s in the light of his theological understanding of human agency and the millennium. It first reassesses ... More


Quantum Understanding

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter narrates a woman's spiritual journey that set the stage for her embrace of Cosmic Mysticism. The woman, Arezu Khanum, experienced two dramatic visions that had been crucial in forming ... More


Cosmic Mystics

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter deals with Cosmic Mysticism. The popularity of Cosmic Mysticism in Iran should be understood within the context of spiritual-therapeutic movements that have proliferated since the early ... More


Specters of Doubt

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the Cosmic Mystics' relationship to science and the skepticism against their claims. A hesitation lies at the very heart of Cosmic Mysticism's epistemology, where science is ... More


Becoming Witness

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the reasoning of a participant in Cosmic Mysticism as she grappled with her doubts, focusing on the pathways that arise when scientific rationalization appears to be futile. ... More


Introduction: What Is Neot Smadar?

Ariel Glucklich

in Everyday Mysticism: A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212099
eISBN:
9780300231373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212099.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter introduces Yossef and the community of Neot Smadar to the reader. It looks at his attitude toward mysticism and secularism and examines the boundary between the two in the community ... More


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