The Mysticism of Everyday

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1991 - Religion - 81 pages
Much of the traditional literature and teaching on Christian mysticism focuses on that most special experience of God which the very rare individual enjoys. The current renewal of Christian mysticism, however, is being directed toward a more ordinary mysticism. The Mysticism of Everyday develops and encourages this more ordinary form. While not completely omitting a discussion of classical mysticism, it concentrates on that type of mysticism which many people experience. Indeed, some "ordinary mystics" are unaware of their own profound, mystical experiences. In Mysticism, Edward Carter guides us into recognizing and affirming the mystical experiences of everyday life. In doing so, he provides a needed complement to the long-standing, but limited tradition in classical Christian mysticism.
 

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Contents

The Basic Nature of Christian Mysticism
1
The Mystical Process
9
Mysticism and Love
18
Mysticism and Prayer
30
Mysticism and SelfIdentity
42
Life in the Spirit
51
Mysticism and Action
60
Mysticism and Community
68
The Mysticism of Everyday
75
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About the author (1991)

Edward Carter, S.J. is a professor of theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

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