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Article: “Sweetnesse in Communion with God”: The Contemplative-Mystical Piety of Thomas Watson, by Tom Schwanda

In a 2014 article, Tom Schwanda wrote about the Evangelical retrieval of contemplation. In the present essay, he examines the particular contribution of Thomas Watson, a 17th century Puritan who Schwanda argues was influenced by medieval mysticism: This article seeks to trace the … Continue reading

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Mysticism in the Middle: The Mandorla as Interpretive Tool for Reading Meister Eckhart, by Jeffrey Cooper

In an article appearing in the latest issue of Spiritus, Jeffrey Cooper draws on terminology from the art world to interpret a medieval mystic’s teachings. His essay begins with the following paragraph: The spirituality of Meister Eckhart (1260–1328) is fundamentally chiaroscuro … Continue reading

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Paper: The Transformative Role of Emotion in the Middle Ages: Deliverance from Lukewarm Affections

This paper was presented in March by Elizabeth A. Dreyer at The Holy Spirit & the Christian Life conference which took place at the Regent University Center for Renewal Studies. Virginia Beach, VA. The paper will be included in a … Continue reading

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