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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The presence of God: a history of Western Christian mysticism

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McGinn (historical theology, Univ. of Chicago Divinity Sch.) offers the beginning of an ambitious four-volume project. He stresses that mysticism must be understood in historical context, and insists ... Read full review

Review: The Flowering of Mysticism: Men and Women in the New Mysticism: 1200-1350

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My eyes opened to the treatment and contribution of women, such as Mechthild, to Christian mysticism in the 13th-century. Better known to me in the High Middle Ages were St. Francis and Bonaventure ... Read full review


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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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