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    DescriptionIn popular usage, "mysticism" typically refers to New Age or Eastern forms of spirituality. However, the mystical tradition is also an important component of the Christian tradition. At its heart--and much like its expression in other faith traditions--Christian mysticism is an ancient practice that incorporates meditation, contemplation, worship, philosophy, the quest for personal enlightenment, and the experience of Divine presence. This volume is a comprehensive introduction and guide to Christian mysticism. It is a big book about a big possibility: the hope of achieving real, blissful, experiential unison with God. Among the topics covered here are a general introduction to mysticism, the Bible and mysticism, the history and types of Christian mysticism, biographical sketches of leading Christian mystics, and practical instructions about practicing mysticism today. This is a breathtaking work that explores a form of spirituality that has changed lives over the course of 2,000 years. Learning about Christian mysticism and how it has been articulated through the centuries will prove inspirational for today's seekers, regardless of the faith tradition. "The mystic is not a special kind of person; every person is a special kind of mytic." --William McNamara


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    Title
    The Big Book of Christian Mysticism
    Subtitle
    The Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carl McColman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781571746245
    ISBN 10: 1571746242
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC V2.8: REL012000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Abridged Dewey: 248
    LC classification: BV
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 37
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25410
    BIC subject category V2: HRCS1
    Ingram Subject Code: RH
    Libri: I-RH
    BISAC V2.8: REL047000
    DC22: 248.22
    B&T Approval Code: A13705200
    BISAC V2.8: REL012120, OCC019000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVK2
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Hampton Roads Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Hampton Roads Publishing Co
    Publication date
    25 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Charlottesville, VA
    Review quote
    "McColman's book on Christian mysticism is a masterpiece of scholarship and wisdom. This author obviously earned his understanding of mysticism through years of research as well as his own personal spiritual journey and there is no more powerful combination for inspired writing." -Caroline Myss, author of "Defy Gravity" and "Anatomy of the Spirit"