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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Bernard McGinn is just the best. This covers Western Christian mysticism from 1200-1350, so McGinn has opportunity to look at some women mystics in more detail. Which he does. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Conclusion
155
Theoretical Foundations
263
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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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