The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism
by Julia A. Lamm (Editor)
This volume brings together a team of leading international scholars to explore the origins, evolution and contemporary debates relating to Christian mystics, texts and the movements they inspired. It provides a comprehensive and engaging account of Christian mysticism, from its origins right up to the present day. It draws on the best of current scholarship by bringing together a collection of newly-commissioned readings by leading scholars. It considers examples of mysticism in both Eastern and Western Christianity. It offers a synthesis of the key figures and historical periods of mysticism; its core themes, such as heresy, gender, or aesthetics and its theoretical considerations, including theological, literary, social scientific and philosophical approaches. The book features chapters on current debates such as neuroscience and mystical experience and inter-religious dialogue. Julia A. Lamm is associate professor of theology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
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