Bernard McGinn (Author),

Foundations of Mysticism

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…

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  • Title: Foundations of Mysticism
  • Page Count: 516
  • Available Formats: Trade-paper (9780824514044)
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9 1/4
  • Publication Date: 04/01/2004
  • Original language: English
  • Retail US: Trade-paper (49.95)
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Bernard McGinn (Author)

Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor emeritus at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, where he taught for thirty-four years before retiring in 2003. McGinn has written extensively on the history of apocalyptic traditions, and especially on spirituality and mysticism. His major project is the multi-volume history of Western Christian mysticism under the general title of The Presence of God. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a Fellow of the Medieval Academy. McGinn has also served as President of a number of learned societies, such as the Medieval Academy and the American Society of Church History.

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