An Anthology of Christian Mysticism (Google eBook)

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Liturgical Press, 1991 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 680 pages
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This comprehensive anthology will serve both as a text for serious students of mysticism and a reflective collection for those first exploring its thought. Biographical and historical data, as well as the mystic's key ideas and information about why the particular text was selected introduce each mystic to the reader.

Fifty-five mystics or mystical theologians, ancient and modern, are represented, including: Origen, Augustine of Hippo, Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, Bonaventure, Angela of Foligno, Catherine of Siena, the anonymous author of "Cloud of Unknowing, " Thomas a' Kempis, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Francis de Sales, Therese of Lisieux, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Merton, and Karl Rahner.

  

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Joel Goldsmith might have been considered to be in this book.

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This has been a great collection of writing... Priceless research and a must for anyone wanting to confirm what they already have experienced in the Spirit or seeking to step into the "place of seeing" with the prophets

Contents

BIBLICAL MYSTICISM
1
ORIGEN
17
GREGORY OF NYSSA
31
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
56
JOHN CASSIAN
70
PSEUDODIONYSIUS
91
GREGORY THE GREAT
105
MAXIMUS CONFESSOR
124
JOHNRUUSBROEC
344
ANONYMOUS CLOUD OF UNKNOWING
367
JULIAN OF NORWICH
386
CATHERINE OF GENOA
406
IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA
423
TERESA OF AVILA
438
JOHN OF THE CROSS
452
FRANCIS DE SALES
466

SYMEON THE NEW THEOLOGIAN
144
BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX
166
AELRED OF RIEVAULX
180
HILDEGARD OF BINGEN
197
FRANCIS OF ASSISI
215
BONAVENTURE
234
MECHTILD OF MAGDEBURG
247
JACOPONE DA TODI
264
RAMON LULL
284
RICHARD ROLLE
303
JOHANNES TAULER
321
PIERRE DE BERULLE
481
BLAISE PASCAL
497
MARIE OF THE INCARNATION
506
THERESE OF LISIEUX
527
ELIZABETH OF THE TRINITY
553
PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN
575
THOMAS MERTON
591
KARLRAHNER
616
NOTES
634
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
658
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Page 24 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword? As it is written, For Thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Page 11 - I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Page 12 - Spirit in the inward man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God.
Page 12 - I bow my knees unto the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named...
Page 28 - Gather the people together, and I will give them water.
Page 13 - A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.
Page 5 - All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

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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.

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