Mysticism and Social Transformation / Edition 1

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Beginning with the 13th-century Franciscan movement and ending with a feminist approach to the narratives of African Americans who serve in the ministry, mostly American researchers and teachers of religion explore the relationship between the mystical and political dimensions of religious experience. Teresa of Avila, Ignatius of Loyola, and the Quakers are among the examples they consider. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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  • ISBN-13: 9780815628774
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Edition description: FIRST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Theoretical Perspectives
1 Disrupting the Sacred: Religion and Gender in the City 29
2 To Be Amazed, To Let Go, To Resist: Outline for a Mystical Journey Today 45
Pt. 2 Christian Mystics and Social Transformation
3 Mysticism and Social Transformation According to the Franciscan Way 55
4 Preaching as Social Practice in Meister Eckhart 76
5 St. Teresa of Avila as a Social Reformer 91
6 Ignatian Mysticism of Service: Ignatius of Loyola and Pedro Arrupe 104
7 Practical Mysticism: Quakers and Social Transformation 129
8 Mystical Experience, Radical Subjectification, and Activism in the Religious Traditions of African American Women 143
Pt. 3 Emerging Contemporary Approaches
9 Awakening for All Beings: Buddhism and Social Transformation 161
10 The Transcendence of Justice and the Justice of Transcendence: Mysticism, Deep Ecology, and Political Life 179
Works Cited 197
Index 213
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