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Constructions of Mysticism as a Universal
Language: en
Pages: 500
Authors: Annette Wilke
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-01 - Publisher:

This volume charts the fascinating history of the multiple roots and interactions which underlie the modern popular understanding of mysticism as a universal phenomenon across epochs and cultures. In an unprecedentedly broad interdisciplinary exchange, international scholars from different disciplines critically examine the concept and mental maps of the term 'mysticism'
Reimagining Zen in a Secular Age
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: André van der Braak
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-03 - Publisher: BRILL

In Reimagining Zen in a Secular Age André van der Braak uses Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age to describe the encounter between Japanese Zen Buddhism and Western modernity. He proposes how Dōgen’s thought offers resources for a reimagining of Zen.
Death, Dying, and Mysticism
Language: en
Pages: 281
Authors: T. Cattoi, C. Moreman, G. C. Harcourt
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-01 - Publisher: Springer

This volume offers a sample of reflections from scholars and practitioners on the theme of death and dying from scholars and practitioners, ranging from the Christian tradition to Hinduism, Lacanian psychoanalysis, while also touching on the themes of the afterlife and near-death experiences.
The Mystical Sources of Existentialist Thought
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: George Pattison, Kate Kirkpatrick
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-21 - Publisher: Routledge

At the time when existentialism was a dominant intellectual and cultural force, a number of commentators observed that some of the language of existential philosophy, not least its interpretation of human existence in terms of nothingness, evoked the language of so-called mystical writers. This book takes on this observation and
Dialectics and the Sublime in Underhill's Mysticism
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Peter Chong-Beng Gan
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-29 - Publisher: Springer

This book represents a study of Evelyn Underhill’s premier work on mysticism, using Hegel’s dialectics and Kant’s theory of the sublime as interpretive tools. It especially focuses on two prominent features of Underhill’s text: the description of the mystical life as one permeated by an intense love between the mystic