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Teaching mysticism

Author: William Barclay Parsons
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Teaching religious studies series
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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Barclay Parsons
ISBN: 0199751196 0199876924 9780199876921 9780199751198
OCLC Number: 827900583
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Contributors ; Introduction - Teaching Mysticism: Frame and Content ; William B. Parsons ; Part One: Presenting the Mystical Element: Tradition and Context ; 1. Teaching "Hindu Mysticism," Hugh B. Urban ; 2. Mysticism Before Mysticism: Teaching Christian Mysticism as a Historian of Religion, April DeConick ; 3. Teaching Chinese Mysticism, Livia Kohn ; 4. The Mystical Dimensions of Buddhism, David B. Gray ; 5. Teaching Islam, Teaching Islamic Mysticism, David Cook ; 6. Teaching Jewish Mysticism: Concealing the Concealment and Disclosure of Secrets, Elliot R. Wolfson ; Part Two: Negotiating Mysticism: Expanding the Map ; 7. Chosen by the Spirits: Visionary Ecology and Indigenous Wisdom, Lee Irwin ; 8. Teaching African American Mysticism, Joy R. Bostic ; 9. Teaching Experiential Dimensions of Western Esotericism, Wouter J. Hanegraaff ; Part Three: Investigating Mysticism: Perspectives, Theories and Institutional Spaces ; 10. Teaching the Graduate Seminar in Comparative Mysticism: A Participatory Integral Approach, Jorge Ferrer ; 11. Teaching Mysticism in Dialogue with Gender and Embodiment at a Quaker Seminary: A Feminist Approach, Stephanie Ford ; 12. Mysticism, Spirituality and the Undergraduate: Reflections on the Use of Psychosocial Theory, William B. Parsons ; 13. Mysticism in Ecumenical Dialogue: Questions on the Nature and Effects of Mystical Experience, Michael Stoeber ; Part Four: Tracking Mysticism: Pedagogy and Contemporary Culture ; 14. From "Comparative Mysticism" to "New Age Spirituality:" Teaching New Age as the Raw Materials of Religion, Steven Sutcliffe ; 15. Mystical Education: Social Theory and Pedagogical Prospects, Philip Wexler ; 16. Secrets in the Seats: The Erotic, the Paranormal, and the Free Spirit, Jeffrey J. Kripal
Series Title: Teaching religious studies series
Responsibility: edited by William B. Parsons.

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