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- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
One day in 1599, in the Spanish village of Saria, seven-year-old Maria Angela Astorch fell ill and died after gorging herself on unripened almonds. Maria's sister Isabel, a nun, came to view the body with her mother superior, an ecstatic mystic and visionary named Maria Angela Serafina. Overcome by the sight of the dead girl's innocent face, Serafina... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
Although secular psychology addressed a great deal about how we come to be the way we are and how we might live more efficiently, it can offer nothing in terms of why we exist or how we should use our lives," writes Gerald May in this classic discussion of the nature of contemporary spiritual guidance and its relationship to counseling and psychiatry.... more...
Visions in Late Medieval England: Lay Spirituality and Sacred Glimpses of the Hidden Worlds of FaithBRILL 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 49.95
This book introduces students to Christian mysticism and modern critical responses to it. Christianity has a rich tradition of mystical theology that first emerged in the writings of the early church fathers, and flourished during the Middle Ages. Today Christian mysticism is increasingly recognised as an important Christian heritage relevant to today's... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 31.00
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...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00
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...
- Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 66.00 US$ 52.80
A study of how asceticism was promoted through Biblical interpretation, Reading Renunciation uses contemporary literary theory to unravel the writing strategies of the early Christian authors. Not a general discussion of early Christian teachings on celibacy and marriage, the book is a close examination, in the author's words, of how "the Fathers'... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 238.00
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 the14th century. The study reads the letters as spiritual missives with something of a mystagogical character; this interpretation is then supplemented... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 210.00
In the counseling field, a type of consultation is increasingly being offered that focuses on spiritual topics, generally known as ?spiritual guidance?. This study explores various guidance models and discusses which aspects can support spiritual processes particularly effectively in our postmodern world. As basis for this analysis, the... more...