New York: Modern Library, 2006. New from. Uniquely organized by subject rather than by author, The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism explores how human life is transformed through the search for direct contact with God. The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism (2006) just seems to reinforce this. Good scholarship underlies this selection. Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism. I adore this collection. 592 pp. The author of some 150 articles in scholarly journals, he has been the editor or co-editor of ten books, including two volumes of the works of the German Dominican theologian and mystic Meister Eckhart and (with John J. Collins and Stephen J. Stein) The Continuum History of Apocalypticism (2003). Really fascinating. Conversation about it is part of understanding the term. Like all great literature, they also inform on the human condition and therefore have value for all manner of academic fields, philosophy included. In plaats daarvan houdt ons systeem rekening met zaken als hoe recent een recensie is en of de recensent het item op Amazon heeft gekocht. Marvelous. The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism (Modern Library Classics) Paperback – December 12, 2006. by Bernard McGinn (Author) 4.6 out of 5 stars 86 ratings. He has also written extensively on Jewish mysticism, the history of apocalyptic thought, and medieval Christianity. We’d love your help. Uniquely organized by subject rather than by author, The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism explores how human life is transformed through the search for direct contact with God. The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism. A Great Comprehensive Introduction to Christian Mysticism! Shop now. A cum laude graduate of St. Joseph's Seminary and College in Yonkers, NY, he earned a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1963 and a Ph.D. in history from Brandeis University in 1970. Even if you feel your library is exhaustive, this collection is still worth a look. If I were to recommend where to start when it comes to writings of Christian Mysticism, I would say start with this book. McGinn gives an incredibly rounded topical (rather than chronological) organization of mystical writings throughout the centuries of the Church Age. Modern Library, 9780812974218, 592pp. "No one is more shy than a contemplative... ...His contemplation gives him new outlook on the world of men. Er zijn 0 recensies en 0 beoordelingen van Nederland, Ontdek het beste van shopping en entertainment, Gratis en snelle bezorging van miljoenen producten, onbeperkt streamen van exclusieve series, films en meer, Je onlangs bekeken items en aanbevelingen, Selecteer de afdeling waarin je wilt zoeken. His writing is clear and flows well while his inclusion of such a diversity of material demonstrates his phenomen My wife and I just finished a conversation wherein we both commented that … This clear and comprehensive anthology, culled from the vast corpus of Christian mystical literature by the renowned theologian and historian Bernard McGinn, presents nearly one hundred selections, from the writings of Origen of Alexandria in the third century to the work of twentieth-century mystics such as Thomas Merton. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Praise for The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism “No one is better equipped than Bernard McGinn to provide a thorough and balanced guide to this vast literature….This is an anthology which deserves to be read not only by those who study Christian history and theology, but by believers who long to deepen their own lives of prayer and service.” That being said, it's astouding the amount of thought and bickering people put into God and the Christian faith. The key takeaway is that these texts aren't just for the religious. Read The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism by Bernard McGinn with a free trial. Praise for The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism “No one is better equipped than Bernard McGinn to provide a thorough and balanced guide to this vast literature….This is an anthology which deserves to be read not only by those who study Christian history and theology, but by believers who long to deepen their own lives of prayer and service.” An honest exploration will prove that the pill doesn't offer much either, as it is always, at the end, works based salvation/sanctification. A wonderful collection of writings all through the history of Christianity. Fantastic introduction to the subject of Christian spirituality. In the twenty-first century, can we as normal Christians put away distractions and set aside the time required to enter into that “unknowing” state of grace? This volume is not for the faint of heart. $19.95 (paper). From everything we can discern from the little we’ve read from him, we just think he’s got to be a wonderful human being and a fine Christian. This is an anthology which deserves to be read not only by those who study Christian history and theology, but by believers who long to deepen their own lives of prayer and service. The universalism and aestheticism is part of the package and the mystics have little to offer it you don't take the "whole pill." The effusiveness of spiritual praises and declarations can be a bit overwhelming and exhausting. McGinn's introduction is clear and gives you a good overall picture of mysticism. For example, one of its strengths is that it features not only the expected (e.g., Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhart, Ignatius of Loyola, etc. Bernard McGinn, the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School, is widely regarded as the preeminent scholar of mysticism in the Western Christian tradition. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Some of it is very heavy going, to be sure, but the brevity of the selections helps with these (and, of course, disappoints with others that are so compelling). I did not read much of it and found it dissapointing. Read unlimited* books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Download Full The Essential Writings Of Christian Mysticism Book in PDF, EPUB, Mobi and All Ebook Format. Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? An engaging, wide ranging survey of Christian mystical thought and experience, this volume places mysticism in perspective with tradition throughout history as a controversial wellspring of spiritual understanding. From the pre-eminent scholar on mysticism himself, this Essential collection is fantastic. Beoordeeld in het Verenigd Koninkrijk op 22 maart 2020, Really good, example the subject way well, Beoordeeld in het Verenigd Koninkrijk op 5 juli 2020. How is one able to truly express their ultimate union with God in language? For anyone seeking a tour through this incredible milieu, this book is a great place to start. Praise for The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism “No one is better equipped than Bernard McGinn to provide a thorough and balanced guide to this vast literature….This is an anthology which deserves to be read not only by those who study Christian history and theology, but by believers who long to deepen their own lives of prayer and service.” He looks about him with a secret and tranquil surmise which he perhaps admits to no one, hoping to find in the faces of other men or to hear in their voices some sign of vocation and potentiality for the same deep happiness and wisdom." by: Underhill, Evelyn, 1875-1941. From Christianity's earliest days, seekers have looked for "theosis," or unity with God. This compendium is impressive in both its depth and breadth. This clear and comprehensive anthology, culled from the vast corpus of Christian mystical literature by the renowned theologian and historian Bernard McGinn, presents nearly one hundred selections, from the writings of Origen of Alexandria in the third century to the work of twentieth-century mystics such as Thomas Merton. Probeer het nog eens. I adore this collection. Be the first to ask a question about The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism. Start by marking “The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Amazon Price. It is the best anthology of Christian mystical writings I know. In sum, this is a quite comprehensive survey of the major threads in Christian Mysticism in the past two millenia. In sum, this is a quite comprehensive survey of the major threads in Christian Mysticism in the past two millenia. The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism: The Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality, Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection: 59, The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross, Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor Emeritus at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. Especially nice was the Archbishop of Canterbury's introduction. I started reading this book almost four years ago when things got a little weird for me. I particularly liked the chapter on Julian of Norwich. For example, one of its strengths is that it features not only the expected (e.g., Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhart, Ignatius of Loyola, etc. In nearly one hundred selections spanning seventeen centuries, The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism explores how human life is transformed through the search for direct contact with God. I started reading this book almost four years ago when things got a little weird for me. How can we touch, experience, hear or be in the presence of God?? The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback) By Bernard McGinn. The short bibliographies are concise and do a great job of putting the texts into proper perspective so you get a sense of where each mystic got his/her ideas. This is, hands down, the best collection of it's kind that I have ever seen. Reading through it, it was nice to see where I might fit in on my. AbeBooks.com: The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism (Modern Library Classics) (9780812974218) by McGinn, Bernard and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. 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