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- 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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 69.95 US$ 63.65
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$ 182.72
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$ 161.22
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...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 64.99
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...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 43.00
Through an analysis of many different examples, Danvers articulates a new way of thinking about mysticism and scepticism, not as opposite poles of the philosophical spectrum, but as two fields of enquiry with overlapping aims and methods. Prompted by a deep sense of wonder at being alive, many mystics and sceptics, like the Buddha, practice disciplines... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 90.00
Essays suggesting new ways of studying the crucial but sometimes difficult range of medieval mystical material. more...