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The year 1200 marked a dynamic turning point in the history of Christian mysticism. New forms of religious life provided the impetus for a new mysticism whose influence continues today. This book documents the spirited dialogue between men and women that made possible the richness of mysticism in the 13th and 14th centuries....

Title : The Flowering of Mysticism: Men and Women in the New Mysticism: 1200-1350
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ISBN : 9780824517434
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 542 Pages
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The Flowering of Mysticism: Men and Women in the New Mysticism: 1200-1350 Reviews

  • Ron Krumpos
    2019-03-18 16:45

    Bernard McGinn is the foremost writer on Christian mysticism of the 20th century and, perhaps, of all times. His four volume works on 'The Presence of God' - although lengthy reading - are both enjoyable and informative. Through our many emails, I also consider him a friend."The Flowering of Mysticism /...New Mysticism - 1200–1350" is one of the books in the primary bibliography of my free ebook on comparative mysticism" at and essential for anyone interested in the beginnings of Christian mysticism. This volume includes an extensive study of the most influential female mystics of Christianity.

  • James R. C.
    2019-03-09 11:30

    My eyes opened to the treatment and contribution of women, such as Mechthild, to Christian mysticism in the 13th-century. Better known to me in the High Middle Ages were St. Francis and Bonaventure. Encountering God, devotion to the stigmata, vows of poverty, passion, the mystery of Christ, and rapture gave form to the mysticism of this time and place. You should love the nothing,You should flee the something,You should stand alongAnd should go to no one. - Mechthild (243)

  • Paul
    2019-03-19 13:24

    A work in progress - four of a projected six volumes have been published - this is the best available overview and study of Western Christian mysticism. So far, McGinn has covered, in historical sequence, from the beginnings of Christianity (and older influences on early Christianity) through the fifteenth century.

  • John Medendorp
    2019-02-23 16:37

    Bernard McGinn is just the best. This covers Western Christian mysticism from 1200-1350, so McGinn has opportunity to look at some women mystics in more detail. Which he does.

  • Ruth
    2019-03-09 10:28

    interessante geschiedenis. overweldigend veel en vreemde details.