Foundations of Mysticism: Orgins to the Fifth Century

Foundations of Mysticism: Orgins to the Fifth Century

by Bernard McGinn
     
 


In this first volume of the highly-acclaimed Presence of God series, Bernard McGinn explores the origins of Christian mysticism, from early Jewish apocalyptic writings to pre-Christian Greek contemplative thought; the New Testament witnesses; early Greek Patristic thought; and the contribution of early monastic practice. In Part 2, McGinn discusses Western… See more details below

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In this first volume of the highly-acclaimed Presence of God series, Bernard McGinn explores the origins of Christian mysticism, from early Jewish apocalyptic writings to pre-Christian Greek contemplative thought; the New Testament witnesses; early Greek Patristic thought; and the contribution of early monastic practice. In Part 2, McGinn discusses Western Christian mysticism proper, with special attention to Augustine of Hippo. Of special interest is the now-influential appendix, which reviews various theoretical approaches to mysticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824514044
Publisher:
Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Presence of God Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
516
Sales rank:
737,202
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.49(d)

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