The Flowering of Mysticism

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The Flowering of Mysticism

The Flowering of Mysticism

Men and Women in the New Mysticism: 1200-1350

Starting in 1200, forms of Christian religious life began emerging that provided the impetus for a “new mysticism” that continues to influence the faithful today. McGinn explores the rich theological and historical significance of these developments with unprecedented insight and knowledge.

The Flowering of Mysticism documents the spirited theological dialogue between men and women that made possible the flourishing of mysticism in the 13th and 14th centuries.

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"Like the first two volumes, breathtaking erudition, clarity, and comprehensiveness mark this one."
Catholic Library Association

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"The great strength of [McGinn's book] . . . lies in its subtle and balanced exposition of individual authors."
Church History

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“Bountiful, detailed and exhaustive. Covers the rich terrain of Franciscan mysticism and introduces female mystics great and small. McGinn expands immensely an area previously including only the well-known, such as Hadewijch of Antwerp and Mechthild of Magdeburg. Literate, scholarly, and profound.”
Library Journal

"Like the first two volumes, breathtaking erudition, clarity, and comprehensiveness mark this one."
Catholic Library Association

,

"The great strength of [McGinn's book] . . . lies in its subtle and balanced exposition of individual authors."
Church History

,

“Bountiful, detailed and exhaustive. Covers the rich terrain of Franciscan mysticism and introduces female mystics great and small. McGinn expands immensely an area previously including only the well-known, such as Hadewijch of Antwerp and Mechthild of Magdeburg. Literate, scholarly, and profound.”
Library Journal


9780824517434
Paperback / 542 pages
HERDER & HERDER, 1998

Dimensions: 6 x 9 1/4