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The Foundations of Mysticism : Origins to the Fifth Century - Bernard McGinn

The Foundations of Mysticism

Origins to the Fifth Century

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In this first volume of the highly-acclaimed Presence of God series, Bernard McGinn explores the origins of Christian mysticism, from early Jewish apocalyptic writings to pre-Christian Greek contemplative thought; the New Testament witnesses; early Greek Patristic thought; and the contribution of early monastic practice. In Part 2, McGinn discusses Western Christian mysticism proper, with special attention to Augustine of Hippo. Of special interest is the now-influential appendix, which reviews various theoretical approaches to mysticism.

ISBN: 9780824514044
ISBN-10: 0824514041
Series: The Presence of God
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 516
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.2  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.76