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  • Mysticism in the Reformation (1500-1650)
    Mysticism in the Reformation (1500-1650) (English, Hardback) Bernard McGinn

    Mysticism in the Reformation, Part I of Volume 6 of The Presence of God Series, is the first full account of the role of the mystical element of Christianity in the Reformers who broke with Rome in the period 1500-1650. Although some modern Protestant theologians tried to distance the Reformation from any contact with mysticism, recent scholarship, by both Protestants and Catholics, has shown that...

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  • The Complete Mystical Works of Meister Eckhart
    The Complete Mystical Works of Meister Eckhart (English, Hardback) Meister Eckhart

    Now available in a single-volume edition, this exhaustive collection has been completely revised and includes a new introduction by a leading Eckhart scholar. Containing the entire text of all of Eckhart's vernacular, this treasury is the authoritative volume of Eckhart's enduring legacy to Christianity.

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  • Renewal of Mystical Theology
    Renewal of Mystical Theology (English, Hardback) Bernard McGinn

    A memorial volume of important, original essays honouring the life and work of the late John N. Jones. Jones was a major figure in the renewal of mystical theology in the contemporary world, partly through his own writings, but especially through his generous help and sagacious care in soliciting, editing, and producing a wide range of books on spirituality and mysticism.

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  • Thomas Aquinas's "Summa theologiae"
    Thomas Aquinas's "Summa theologiae" (English, Hardback) Bernard McGinn

    Tells the story of the important theological work of the Middle Ages, the vast Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, which holds a place in Western religion and philosophy. This book synthesizes an astonishing range of scholarship, covering hundreds of topics and containing more than a million and a half words.

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  • Varieties of Vernacular Mysticism 1350-1550
    Varieties of Vernacular Mysticism 1350-1550 (English, Paperback) Bernard McGinn

    More than 25 years in the making, this magisterial volume uncovers the riches of one of the greatest periods of mystical wisdom in Christian history: the "vernacular" spirituality of the late medieval period in Europe. The compilation incorporates more than a century of new research from around the globe, demonstrating how this period gave rise to many mystical writers who remain influential even...

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  • Isaac of Stella: Volume 1
    Isaac of Stella: Volume 1 (English, Paperback) Hugh McCaffery, OCSO

    A scholar turned monk, Isaac combined the increasingly technical vocabulary of the cathedral schools with the spiritual tradition of the monastery. Dialectic is here combined with meditative reflection.

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  • Unity of Spirit
    Unity of Spirit (English, Paperback) F. Tyler Sergent

    William of Saint-Thierry (ca. 1080–1148) became abbot of the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Thierry in about 1119, holding that office for about sixteen years and writing a large number of works, some for the guidance of the monks of his abbey and others as theological treatises. But during that same time, after meeting Bernard, abbot of the Cistercian abbey of Clairvaux, he longed to become a...

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  • Varieties of Vernacular Mysticism 1350-1550
    Varieties of Vernacular Mysticism 1350-1550 (English, Hardback) Bernard McGinn

    More than 25 years in the making, this magisterial volume uncovers the riches of one of the greatest periods of mystical wisdom in Christian history: the ?vernacular? spirituality of the late medieval period in Europe. The compilation incorporates more than a century of new research from around the globe, demonstrating how this period gave rise to many mystical writers who remain influential even...

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  • Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism
    Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism (English, Paperback) Bernard McGinn

    This clear and comprehensive anthology, culled from the vast corpus of Christian mystical literature by the renowned theologian and historian Bernard McGinn, presents nearly one hundred selections, from the writings of Origen of Alexandria in the third century to the work of twentieth-century mystics such as Thomas Merton....

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  • Mystical Union in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
    Mystical Union in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (English, Hardback) Moshe Idel

    Mystics who have spoken of their union with God have come under suspicion in all three major religious traditions, sometimes to the point of condemnation and execution in the case of Christianity and Islam. Nevertheless, in all three religions the tradition of unio mystica is deep and long. Many of the spiritual giants of these three faiths have seen the attainment of mystical union as the heart...

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  • The Doctors of the Church
    The Doctors of the Church (English, Paperback) Bernard McGinn

    This book is designed to tell ordinary readers everything they always wanted to know about these important leaders but didn't know who to ask. This is the only book that provides the perennial wisdom of all thirty-three doctors for any who wish to deepen their grasp of the roots of the Christian faith.

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  • Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Blastus - Circumcision v. 4
    Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Blastus - Circumcision v. 4 (English, Hardback) Hermann Spieckermann

    Documents the history of the Bible's interpretation and reception across the centuries, not only in Judaism and Christianity, but also in literature, visual art, music, film, and dance, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and new religious movements.

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  • Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Athena - Blasphemy v. 3
    Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Athena - Blasphemy v. 3 (English, Hardback) Hermann Spieckermann

    Documents the history of the Bible's interpretation and reception across the centuries, not only in Judaism and Christianity, but also in literature, visual art, music, film, and dance, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and new religious movements.

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  • Die Mystik im Abendland
    Die Mystik im Abendland (German, Paperback) Bernard McGinn

    Mit seiner großangelegten Geschichte der Mystik im Abendland schließt Bernard McGinn eine Lücke der Theologie- und Kulturgeschichtsschreibung. Eindrucksvoll stellen die Bände unter Beweis, dass eine rein literaturwissenschaftliche Darstellung der Mystik der Tragweite des Themas keinesfalls gerecht wird. ...

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  • Fülle. Die Mystik im mittelalterlichen Deutschland (1300-1500)
    Fülle. Die Mystik im mittelalterlichen Deutschland (1300-1500) (German, Hardback) Bernard McGinn

    Der vorliegende vierte Band überblickt die deutschsprachige Mystik im Zeitraum von 1300-1500, einer welt- und kirchenpolitisch spannungs- und krisenreichen Zeit. Es entsteht ein Reichtum an mystischer Innerlichkeit, die ihren Ausdruck in einem breiten literarischen Schaffen findet: Große Mystiker wie Meister Eckhart, Heinrich Seuse und Johannes Tauler prägen das Gesicht deutscher, ja der...

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  • The Foundations of Mysticism
    The Foundations of Mysticism (English, Paperback) Bernard McGinn

    In this first volume of the highly-acclaimed Presence of God series, Bernard McGinn explores the origins of Christian mysticism, from early Jewish apocalyptic writings to pre-Christian Greek contemplative thought; the New Testament witnesses; early Greek Patristic thought; and the contribution of early monastic practice.

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  • Meister Eckhart
    Meister Eckhart (English, Paperback) Meister Eckhart

    The teachings of the German?born Meister Eckhart (1260?1328), Dominican philosopher and spiritual master, are among the most daring and profound in the history of Western mysticism. From counsels on discernment to a treatise on detachment as the most essential virtue, Eckhart's fascinating thoughts on the spiritual life will inspire and challenge those looking to deepen their experience of God.

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  • The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart
    The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart (English, Paperback) Bernard McGinn

    Centuries after his work as a preacher, philosopher, and spiritual guide, Meister Eckhart remains one of the most widely-read mystics of the Western tradition. Yet as he has come to be studied more closely in recent decades, a number of different Eckharts have emerged. This volume reviews and synthesizes the diverging views of Eckhart that have been presented in recent past.

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  • The Harvest of Mysticism in Medieval Germany
    The Harvest of Mysticism in Medieval Germany (English, Paperback) Bernard McGinn

    The fourth volume in the acclaimed The Presence of God series, The Harvest of Mysticism is a tour-de-force study of medieval German mysticism from Thomas Aquinas and his master, Albert the Great to Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa, and including Jan van Ruusbroeck, Meister Eckhart, and John Tauler.

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  • Continuum History of Apocalypticism
    Continuum History of Apocalypticism (English, Hardback) John J. Collins, Bernard McGinn

    This is a 1-volume, edition of the 3-volume "Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism" published in 1998. The main historical surveys have been retained, while essays of a thematic nature, and a few whose subject matter is not central to the historical development, have been omitted.

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