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Article: Reading Ruusbroec in Argentina: Darkness, Loss and the Common Life, by Douglas E. Christie

After Douglas Christie visited La Perla, a site in Argentina infamous for its role as a place of torture and death during that country’s “Dirty War”, he turned to the writings of  Jan van Ruusbroec and Michel de Certeau to help … Continue reading

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Book: Apocalypticism and Mysticism in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, edited by John J. Collins/ Pieter G. R. Villiers / Adela Yarbro Collins

Co-edited by SSCS Past President Pieter G. R. de Villiers (who is also a contributor), this essay collection explores how Christian mysticism drew on late Hebrew and Aramaic texts and the Greek philosophical tradition for its early development. Here is … Continue reading

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Essay: Embodied Knowing and the Unspeakable Sacred: Practice in Christian Spirituality, by Claire E. Wolfteich

In an essay appearing in Sacrality and Materiality: Locating Intersections (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016), Claire Wolfteich proposes to expand scholarship in spirituality beyond the more common approach of studying texts to exploring spiritual practices. She writes I will address the theme of materiality and sacrality … Continue reading

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Book: Fruit of the Spirit: Pauline Mysticism for the Church Today, by Michael Crosby

Michael Crosby’s new book, published by Orbis Books in 2015, employs an interdisciplinary approach to interpreting Paul. His reading of the Pauline letters leads Crosby to describe Paul’s theology as mystical. From the publisher’s description: When Saint Paul writes about the … 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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Article: “The Violent Are Taking It by Storm” (Mt. 11:12): Reflections on a Century of Women’s Contributions to the Study of Mystical Spirituality, by Bernard McGinn

This article appears in the latest issue of Spiritus (Spring 2013) on pages 17-35;  Here is an excerpt: “The history of women writing about spirituality, especially mystical spirituality, is part of a wider story: that of the entry of women into … Continue reading

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