The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism

The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Uniquely organized by subject rather than by author, The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism explores how human life is transformed through the search for direct contact with God. Part one examines the preparation for encountering God through biblical interpretation and prayer; the second part focuses on the mystics? actual encounters with God; and part three addresses the implications of the mystical life, showing how mystics have been received over time, and how they practice their faith through private contemplation and public actions.In addition to his illuminating Introduction, Bernard McGinn provides accessible headnotes for each section, as well as numerous biographical sketches and a selected bibliography.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2006.
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780812974218
Branch Call Number: 248.2 ESSENTIAL
Characteristics: xviii, 559 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: McGinn, Bernard 1937-


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Mar 06, 2013

Exceptionally good anthology and commentaries.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SMPL

To Top