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

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Crossroad, 1998 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 526 pages
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This third volume in a five-volume set covers the theological and spiritual significance of a period that marked a turning point in the history of Christian mysticism. It documents the dialogue between male and female mystics that made possible new forms of religious life, especially the Franciscan

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This third volume in "The Presence of God" series, actually the first of two parts, covers the rich terrain of Franciscan mysticism and the emergence of female mystics (the speculative mysticism ... Read full review


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Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. His many books include "Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil" and "The Presence of God," a multivolume history of Western Christian mysticism.

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