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  • Prisoners, Solitude, and Timeby Ian O'Donnell

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 124.99

    Examining two overlapping aspects of the prison experience that, despite their central importance, have not attracted the scholarly attention they deserve, this book assesses both the degree to which prisoners can withstand the rigours of solitude and how they experience the passing of time. In particular, it looks at how they deal with the potentially... more...

  • The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Churchby Vladimir Lossky

    James Clarke & Co 1991; US$ 24.38

    Through a combination of careful scholarship and the warmth of the deep personal devotion of the author, this book provides the authoritative English study of Eastern orthodox theology. Lossky's account makes clear the profound theological differences between East and West, as well as offering an important contribution to ecumenism and to the life... more...

  • From the Bottom of the Pondby Simon Small

    John Hunt Publishing 2007; US$ 12.99

    This is a book about knowing God. It is for those for whom just believing (or not believing) is no longer enough. Through personal experience, anecdote and story, a priest shares an ancient, but neglected aspect of Christian prayer. Contemplation takes us into the depths of the present moment, the only reality there has ever been and so the only place... more...

  • The Medieval Mystical Tradition in Englandby E.A. Jones

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 99.00

    The regular meetings resumed, here with particular focus on Julian of Norwich, and Syon Abbey and the Bridgettines. more...

  • Visions in Late Medieval England: Lay Spirituality and Sacred Glimpses of the Hidden Worlds of Faithby Gwenfair Walters Adams

    BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00

    This volume is the first to explore the breadth of vision types in late medieval English lay spirituality. Analyzing 1000+ accounts, it proposes that visions buttressed five core dynamics (relating to purgatory, saints, demons, sacramental faith, and the Church?s authority). more...

  • Sensible Ecstasyby Amy Hollywood

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 29.00

    Sensible Ecstasy investigates the attraction to excessive forms of mysticism among twentieth-century French intellectuals and demonstrates the work that the figure of the mystic does for these thinkers. With special attention to Georges Bataille, Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Lacan, and Luce Irigaray, Amy Hollywood asks why resolutely secular, even... more...

  • Paradisus anime intelligentisby Burkhard Hasebrink; Hans-Jochen Schiewer; Nigel F. Palmer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    Paradisus anime intelligentis is the Latin name of one of the most important late medieval collections of German sermons, about half of which comprises sermons by Meister Eckhart. The studies deal with the theological programme of the sermons, the manuscripts, their transmission and processing, together with selected individual texts. The... more...

  • Mystische Erfahrung im literarischen Dialogby Urban Federer

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    The study interprets the oldest extant correspondence in German, the letters from the secular priest Heinrich von Nördlingen to the Dominican nun Margaretha Ebner dating from the second quarter of the 14th century. The study reads the letters as spiritual missives with something of a mystagogical character; this interpretation is then supplemented... more...

  • Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticismby Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    The Golden Sufi Center 2012; US$ 9.99

    Guiding the reader through the stages of mystical prayer—a way to create a living relationship with the Divine within the heart—this book draws upon Christian and Sufi sources such as St. Teresa of Avila, ‘Attâr, St. John of the Cross, and Rûmî. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee describes the stages of prayer: how prayer is first born of need, but then takes one... more...

  • Women, Men, and Spiritual Powerby John Coakley

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    In Women, Men, and Spiritual Power , John Coakley explores male-authored narratives of the lives of Catherine of Siena, Hildegard of Bingen, Angela of Foligno, and six other female prophets or mystics of the late Middle Ages. His readings reveal the complex personal and literary relationships between these women and the clerics who wrote about... more...