Mystics of the Christian Tradition by Steven FanningMystics of the Christian Tradition by Steven Fanning

Mystics of the Christian Tradition

bySteven FanningEditorSteven Fanning

Paperback | July 9, 2001

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From divine visions to self-tortures, some strange mystical experiences have shaped the Christian tradition as we know it. Full of colourful detail,Mystics of the Christian Traditionexamines the mystical experiences that have determined the history of Christianity over two thousand years, and reveals the often sexual nature of these encounters with the divine.
In this fascinating account, Fanning reveals how God's direct revelation to St Francis of Assisi led to his living with lepers and kissing their sores, and describes the mystical life of Margery Kempe who 'took weeping to new decibel levels'. Through presenting the lives of almost a hundred mystics, this broad survey invites us to consider what it means to be a mystic and to explore how people such as Joan of Arc had their lives determined by divine visions.
Mystics of the Christian Traditionis a comprehensive guide to discovering what mysticism means and who the mystics of the Christian tradition actually were.
Title:Mystics of the Christian TraditionFormat:PaperbackPublished:July 9, 2001Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415224683

ISBN - 13:9780415224680

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"This series more than any other has resurrected interest in whole legions of spiritual writers who would otherwise have been neglected...a good, clear and helpful read. A useful reference that is a good addition to present scholarship on the subject." Peter Tyler, Food for the Journey - Books