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Description - The Essential Writings Of Christian Mysticism by Bernard McGinn

Uniquely organized by subject rather than by author, The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism explores how human life is transformed through the search for direct contact with God. Part one examines the preparation for encountering God through biblical interpretation and prayer; the second part focuses on the mystics' actual encounters with God; and part three addresses the implications of the mystical life, showing how mystics have been received over time, and how they practice their faith through private contemplation and public actions.

In addition to his illuminating Introduction, Bernard McGinn provides accessible headnotes for each section, as well as numerous biographical sketches and a selected bibliography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812974218
ISBN-10: 0812974212
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 30mm)
Pages: 1
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor Emeritus at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. His books include Meister Eckhart: Teacher and Preacher; Meister Eckhart: The Essential Sermons; Antichrist; and the Presence of God multivolume history of Western Christian mysticism. He lives in Chicago.

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