A Rhapsody of Love and Spirituality (Google eBook)

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Algora Publishing, 2003 - Philosophy - 306 pages
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Love between a man and a woman: is it sacred or sinful? A Rhapsody of Love and Spirituality explores Platonic eros, Christian mysticism, friendship, religious ritual, and love as people experience it, turning up startling ironies and paradoxes and, along the way, some traditions we may find worth reclaiming.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Preface
3
Longus and Plato
5
Ovid and Aristotle
27
Romantic Scriptures Ambiguous Interpretations and Gregory of Nyssas Platonic Biblical Allegories
59
Saint John Chrysostom Saint Jerome and Saint Augustine
91
Chivalric Romance and Ascetic Discipline
113
Thomas Aquinas and the Cloud of Unknowing
147
Emanuel Swedenborg
189
Shelley and Intellectual Beauty
203
T S Eliots The Waste Land
223
The Recent Erotic Spirituality of Vatican II and David Matzko Mccarthy Karl Barth and Eberhard Jungel
237
Chapter XII A Heap of Broken Images? Erotic Love and Spirituality in the PostModern Age
267
BIBLIOGRAPHY
299
Index
303
Copyright

Martin Luther Sir Edmund Spenser and the Puritans
161

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