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Book: Mysticism in the Reformation (1500-1650), by Bernard McGinn

The first of two volumes focusing on the Reformation, this title is the latest in Bernard McGinn’s multi-volume history of Christian mysticism in the West called The Presence of God.  Here’s the publisher’s summary: Mysticism in the Reformation, Part I … Continue reading

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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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