The Other Side of Nothingness: Toward a Theology of Radical Openness

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SUNY Press, Feb 22, 2001 - Religion - 182 pages
From the mystic s experience of nothingness and the desert, The Other Side of Nothingness offers a theology of humility sensitive to religious pluralism and to the pain of spiritual oppression. With a passionate concern for contemporary interreligious issues, Beverly J. Lanzetta provides insight into how mystical consciousness overturns claims of dogmatic truth and prepares the self to experience the radical openness of divinity.

 

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Contents

Introduction Letting God Be God
1
In Search of the Beloved
15
Mysticism as a Subversion of Ultimate Truth Claims
27
Extraordinary Mysticism A Paradigm Shift
47
An Heretical God? Breakthroughs in Christian Mysticism
61
Sacrifice of the Gods The Apophatic Christ
79
Seeing with Gods Eye Depth Theology
95
Toward a Theology of Radical Openness
113
Notes
133
Bibliography
163
Index
177
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Beverly J. Lanzetta is Professor and Spiritual Director of Interfaith Theological Seminary, Research Associate at Southwest Institute for Research on Women, and the author of Path of the Heart.

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