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The big book of Christian mysticism : the essential guide to contemplative spirituality

Author: Carl McColman
Publisher: Charlottesville, VA : Hampton Roads Pub. Co., ©2010.
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This volume is a comprehensive introduction and guide to Christian mysticism. It is a big book about a big possibility: the hope of achieving real, blissful, experiential unison with God. Among the topics covered here are a general introduction to mysticism, the Bible and mysticism, the history and types of Christian mysticism, biographical sketches of leading Christian mystics, and practical instructions about  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl McColman
ISBN: 9781571746245 1571746242
OCLC Number: 441209566
Description: 309 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Christian mystery. Hidden in plain sight ; Defining mysticism ; How mysticism became Christian ; The evolution of Christian mysticism ; Christian mysticism and world mysticism ; Why mysticism matters ; The mystical paradoxes ; Christianity's best-kept secret --
The contemplative life. The mystical body ; Kenosis and perichoresis ; The path of holiness --
The journey that isn't a journey ; Lectio divina ; The heavenly conversation ; Prayer beyond words ; Wood, water, and wine ; The heart of the mystery --
-Appendix A. The Communion of Mystics.
Responsibility: Carl McColman.

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This volume is a comprehensive introduction and guide to Christian mysticism. It is a big book about a big possibility: the hope of achieving real, blissful, experiential unison with God. Among the topics covered here are a general introduction to mysticism, the Bible and mysticism, the history and types of Christian mysticism, biographical sketches of leading Christian mystics, and practical instructions about practicing mysticism today--Product description.

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