The Presence of God: The foundations of mysticism

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Crossroad, 1991 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 494 pages
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A truly magnificent book. It seems set to become a much-needed standard study of Western Christian mysticism. --The Way

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Contents

Introduction
3
Conclusion
155
Theoretical Foundations
263
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About the author (1991)

Bernard McGinn, Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor of Historical Theology and History of Christianity at the University of Chicago, is the author of many books, including "Visions of the End: Apocalyptic Traditions in the Middle Ages" (Columbia).

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