The Foundations of Mysticism

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Crossroad Publishing Company, 1991 - Religion - 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 Foundations of Mysticism: Presence of God:A History of Western Christian Mysticism, Vol 1 (Presence of God: a History of Western Christian Mysticism)

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I need to reread this book more thoroughly, but I know McGinn is a highly-respected scholar of mysticism, specifically Meister Eckhart, my favorite/subject of study. His writing is clear and engaging, especially for a textbook. 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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