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Mystics

Author: William Harmless
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is mysticism? The question continues to be the subject of fierce debate. In this book, William Harmless offers a highly readable introduction to the mystics and their message.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Harmless, William, 1953-
Mystics.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007014786
(OCoLC)123119807
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Harmless
ISBN: 9780198041108 0198041101 9781435617797 1435617797
OCLC Number: 191023682
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 350 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A theology called mystical : Jean Gerson and William James --
Mystic as fire watcher : Thomas Merton --
Mystic as experienced exegete : Bernard of Clairvaux --
Mystic as multimedia artist : Hildegard of Bingen --
Mystic as cartographer : Bonaventure --
Mystic as mystagogue : Meister Eckhart --
Mystic as desert calligrapher : Evagrius Ponticus --
Mysticism and Islam : Rumi --
Mysticism and Zen Buddhism : Dōgen --
Reading mystics : text, community, experience.
Responsibility: William Harmless.

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What is mysticism? The question continues to be the subject of fierce debate. In this book, William Harmless offers a highly readable introduction to the mystics and their message.

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