Phenomenology and Mysticism

Phenomenology and Mysticism

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Exploring the first-person narratives of three figures from the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic mystical traditionsa€”St. Teresa of Avila, Rabbi Dov Baer, and RA…AlzbihA„n BaqlA„Ala€”Anthony J. Steinbock provides a complete phenomenology of mysticism based in the Abrahamic religious traditions. He relates a broad range of religious experiences, or verticality, to philosophical problems of evidence, selfhood, and otherness. From this philosophical description of vertical experience, Steinbock develops a social and cultural critique in terms of idolatrya€”as pride, secularism, and fundamentalisma€”and suggests that contemporary understandings of human experience must come from a fuller, more open view of religious experience.Poulan, R. P. Augustin. The Graces of Interior Prayer: A Treatise on Mystical Theology. Trans. Leonora L. Yorke Smith. Corrected to accord with the 10th French Edition. St. Louis: Herder, 1950. Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.

Title:Phenomenology and Mysticism
Author:Anthony J. Steinbock
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2009-12-01


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