Phenomenology and Mysticism - The Verticality of Religious Experience

Phenomenology and Mysticism - The Verticality of Religious Experience

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Exploring the first person narratives of three figures from the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic mystical traditions St. Teresa of Avila, Rabbi Dov Baer, and Ruzbihan Baqli Anthony J. Steinbock provides a complete phenomenology of mysticism based in the Abrahamic religious traditions. He relates a broad range of religious experiences, or verticality, to philosophical problems of evidence, selfhood, and otherness. From this philosophical description of vertical experience, Steinbock develops a social and cultural critique in terms of idolatry as pride, secularism, and fundamentalism and suggests that contemporary understandings of human experience must come from a fuller, more open view of religious experience.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.29mm | 548.84g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150782386X
  • 9781507823866