Presence of God: Foundations of Mysticism v1: History of Western Christian Mysticism (Paperback)
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Short Description for Presence of God: Foundations of Mysticism v1 Now available in paperback, this is the first volume of the highly-praised landmark trilogy The Presence of God: A History of Western Christian Mysticism. "A book to be treasured".--Spiritual Life.
- Published: 01 April 2004
- Format: Paperback 516 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780824514044 ISBN 10: 0824514041
- Sales rank: 199,586
Full description for Presence of God: Foundations of Mysticism v1
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 Patristic thought; and the contribution of early monastic practice. In Part 2, McGinn discusses Western Christian mysticism proper, with special attention to Augustine of Hippo. Of special interest is the now-influential appendix, which reviews various theoretical approaches to mysticism.