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  • The Psychology of Religious Mysticismby James H. Leuba

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ein neues Geschlecht?by Markus Lang

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 115.08

    HauptbeschreibungNach den Anfangswirren des ersten Jahrhunderts musste sich das frühe Christentum im zweiten Jahrhundert neuen Herausforderungen stellen. Dieses Jahrhundert ist der zentrale Zeitraum, in dem sich richtungsweisende Entscheidungen und Denkansätze herausbildeten, um den Weg von einer endzeitlich motivierten jüdischen Sondergruppierung... more...

  • Zwischen Himmel und Erdeby Jan Marco Sawilla; Dieter Bauer; Waltraud Pulz

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 48.34

    <P>Heiligkeit ist heute zumeist mit einer moralisch vorbildlichen Lebensführung verbunden; ihre Konstruktion mittels physischer Zeichen ist selten geworden. Im Rahmen von Konzeptionen, in denen körperliche und spirituelle Zustände eine Einheit bilden, können somatische Erscheinungen als Gnadenerweise begriffen werden und Heiligkeit manifestieren.</P> <P>Nirgends... more...

  • Das Buch von der Wahrheitby Heinrich Seuse; Loris Sturlese; Rüdiger Blumrich; Loris Sturlese; Rüdiger Blumrich

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 39.13

    Der philosophische Text Das Buch der Wahrheit von Heinrich Seuse (1295-1366) gilt als ein geistesgeschichtliches Dokument ersten Ranges. Die Schrift, zur Verteidigung seines Lehrers Eckehart nach dessen Verurteilung von 1329 geschrieben, zeigt den philosophischen Ansatz Eckeharts zur Metaphysik und Anthropologie auf. Zugleich trägt Seuse in der Reflexion... more...

  • Mystics of the Christian Traditionby Steven Fanning

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    From divine visions to self-tortures, some strange mystical experiences have shaped the Christian tradition. Full of colourful detail, this book examines the mystical experiences that have determined the history of Christianity. more...

  • Enduring Graceby Carol L. Flinders

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Astonishingly relevant portraits of the lives of seven women mystics Known to more than a million readers as the coauthor of the classic vegetarian cookbook Laurel's Kitchen, Carol Lee Flinders looks to the hunger of the spirit in Enduring Grace. In these striking and sustaining depictions of seven remarkable women, Flinders brings to life a... more...

  • Mysticsby William Harmless

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 17.99

    Mystics are path-breaking religious practitioners who claim to have experienced the infinite, word-defying Mystery that is God. Many have been gifted writers with an uncanny ability to communicate the great realities of life with both a theologian's precision and a poet's lyricism. They use words to jolt us into recognizing ineffable mysteries... more...

  • Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyondby Sergey A. Ivanov; Simon Franklin

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 134.99

    The image of St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square is a familar Russian landmark. Yet few people know what made Basil so famous. He was a saint who wandered about naked, bullied passers-by, brawled in the market-place, and once even smashed a revered icon. Saints such as Basil overturn the conventional concept of sainthood - what, we... more...

  • Ruusbroecby Geert Warnar; Diane Webb

    BRILL 2007; US$ 147.00

    This book discusses the writings of the mystic Jan van Ruusbroec (1293-1381) within their medieval contexts of literary, religious and intellectual life, thus offering the first comprehensive biography of the most influential medieval Dutch author. more...

  • Visions in Late Medieval Englandby Gwenfair Walters Adams

    BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00

    Visions were highly popular in the late Middle Ages, whether preached as vivid stories from the pulpit, illuminated in saint-filled manuscripts, or experienced during the breathless anticipation of a Mass or eerie darkness of a Yorkshire graveyard. This book explores five central dynamics of spirituality that the visions shaped and sustained. more...