Mysticism After Modernity / Edition 1

Mysticism After Modernity / Edition 1

by Don Cupitt
ISBN-10:
0631207643
ISBN-13:
9780631207641
Pub. Date:
12/12/1997
Publisher:
Wiley

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Overview

Mysticism After Modernity / Edition 1

In Mysticism After Modernity, Don Cupitt argues that the extensive modern literature about mysticism has rested upon a mistake - the belief that there can be meaningful experience prior to language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631207641
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/12/1997
Series: Religion and Spirituality in the Modern World Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Don Cuppitt was, for over 25 years, dean of Emmanuel College Cambridge. He has become known for his many controversial books and television programs, including The Sea of Faith. He has recently retired in order study and write full time.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Mysticism of Secondariness.

1. The Modern Construction of Mysticism and ReligiousExperience.

2. Theories of Mysticism in Modernity.

3. Dogmatic Theology is an Ideology of Absolute SpiritualPower.

4. Mysticism is a Kind of Writing.

5. How Mystical Writing Produces Religious Happiness.

6. The Politics of Mysticism.

7. Mystical Writing was the Forerunner of Deconstruction andRadical Theology.

8. Meltdown.

9. Happiness.

10. Eternity.

Notes.

Select Bibliography.

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