Mystical Anthropology: Authors from the Low Countries

1st Edition

John Arblaster, Rob Faesen

Routledge
Published November 14, 2016
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781472438034 - CAT# Y254273
Series: Contemporary Theological Explorations in Mysticism

was $155.00

USD$124.00

SAVE ~$31.00

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

The question of the ‘structure’ of the human person is central to many mystical authors in the Christian tradition. This book focuses on the specific anthropology of a series of key authors in the mystical tradition in the medieval and early modern Low Countries. Their view is fundamentally different from the anthropology that has commonly been accepted since the rise of Modernity. This book explores the most important mystical authors and texts from the Low Countries including: William of Saint-Thierry, Hadewijch, Pseudo-Hadewijch, John of Ruusbroec, Jan van Leeuwen, Hendrik Herp, and the Arnhem Mystical Sermons. The most important aspects of mystical anthropology are discussed: the spiritual nature of the soul, the inner-most being of the soul, the faculties, the senses, and crucial metaphors which were used to explain the relationship of God and the human person. Two contributions explicitly connect the anthropology of the mystics to contemporary thought. This book offers a solid and yet accessible overview for those interested in theology, philosophy, history, and medieval literature.

Share this Title