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Teaching mysticism

Author: William Barclay Parsons
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Teaching religious studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The term ''mysticism'' has never been consistently defined or employed, either in religious traditions or in academic discourse. The essays in this volume offer ways of defining what mysticism is, as well as methods for grappling with its complexity in a classroom.
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Teaching mysticism.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010050578
(OCoLC)691204190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Barclay Parsons
ISBN: 9780199876921 0199876924 9780199918782 0199918783
OCLC Number: 773828455
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 308 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Contributors""; ""Introduction: Teaching Mysticism: Frame and Content""; ""PART I: Presenting the Mystical Element: Tradition and Context""; ""1. Teaching “Hindu Mysticism�""; ""2. Mysticism Before Mysticism: Teaching Christian Mysticism as a Historian of Religion""; ""3. Teaching Chinese Mysticism""; ""4. The Mystical Dimensions of Buddhism""; ""5. Teaching Islam, Teaching Islamic Mysticism""; ""6. Teaching Jewish Mysticism: Concealing the Concealment and Disclosure of Secrets""; ""PART II: Negotiating Mysticism: Expanding the Map"" ""7. Chosen by the Spirits: Visionary Ecology and Indigenous Wisdom""""8. Teaching African American Mysticism""; ""9. Teaching Experiential Dimensions of Western Esotericism""; ""PART III: Investigating Mysticism: Perspectives, Theories, and Institutional Spaces""; ""10. Teaching the Graduate Seminar in Comparative Mysticism: A Participatory Integral Approach""; ""11. Teaching Mysticism in Dialogue with Gender and Embodiment at a Quaker Seminary: A Feminist Approach ""; ""12. Mysticism, Spirituality and the Undergraduate: Reflections on the Use of Psychosocial Theory"" ""13. Mysticism in Ecumenical Dialogue: Questions on the Nature and Effects of Mystical Experience""""PART IV: Tracking Mysticism: Pedagogy and Contemporary Culture""; ""14. From “Comparative Mysticism� to “New Age Spirituality�: Teaching New Age as Raw Materials of Religion""; ""15. Mystical Education: Social Theory and Pedagogical Prospects""; ""16. Secrets in the Seats: The Erotic, the Paranormal, and the Free Spirit""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V"" ""W""""y""; ""z""
Series Title: Teaching religious studies.
Responsibility: edited by William B. Parsons.

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