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Title The immediacy of mystical experience in the European tradition / Miklos Vassanyi, Eniko Sepsi, Aniko Droczi, editors.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature, 2017.


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Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Sophia studies in cross-cultural philosophy of traditions and cultures ; Vol. 18
Sophia studies in cross-cultural philosophy of traditions and cultures ; Vol. 18.
Springer Religion and Philosophy eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. Antiquity and the Middle Ages -- Experiencing the divine in Plato / Gerd Van Riel -- Prayer as a drōmenon in the Hermetic initiative texts / Endre Hamvas -- Mystical experience in theurgical practice / Anna Judit Tóth -- Gymnastics of the mind: the theory of gymnos nous in Maximus the Confessor / Miklós Vassányi -- Ascending to the third heaven?: a missing tradition of Latin mysticism -- The experience of God in the mystical language of Meister Eckhart / Ferenc Bányai -- Hugo van der Goes reading Johannes Tauler?: a literary context for the Berlin Nativity / Geert Warnar -- Mediating the immediate: Richard Rolle's mystical experiencein the translations of his Self-revelations / Tamás Karáth -- Confined meditation or mediated contemplation: Nicholas Love's Mirror of the blessed life of Jesus Christ / Zsuzsanna Péri-Nagy -- Part II. Early modernity -- Whai is the purpose of human life?: immediate experience of God in Pico's works / Monika Frazer-Imregh -- Characters of Giordano Bruno's Mysticism / Antonio Dall'Igna -- The experience of God in Pascal's religious texts / Tamás Pavlovits -- Communicative experience of God in prayer / Martin Moors -- What (if anything) can justify the objective truth of an alleged immediate experience of God? / Théogène Havugimana -- Pantheistic ways of immediate experience of God: Sinoza and the early Schelling / Gábor Boros -- Part III. Modern and postmodern times -- At the sources of Simone Weil's Mysticism / Enikő Sepsi -- The mystical after Auschwitz / Balázs M. Mezei -- "Ein Spiel der Worte, in dem das >>Urwirkliche<< atmet.": the birth of the mystical word according to Carl Albrecht / Anikó Daróczi -- A world in which everything is "here." : Northrop Frye's immanent vision of the divine / Sára Tóth -- A lonely Lutheran mystic during Communsism.: the spiritual heritage of Bishop Lajos Ordass (1901-1978) / Tibor Fabiny -- "It is the mind that hears it, not the ear...": sounds, lights, visions in peasant mysticism / Irén Lovász -- Experience of God, reflected by projective drawings / Judit Zsirosné Seres, Zoltán Vass, and Zsuzsanna Mirnics.
Summary Annotation This volume examines mystical experiences as portrayed in various ways by "authors" such as philosophers, mystics, psychoanalysts, writers, and peasant women. These "mystical authors" have, throughout the ages, attempted to convey the unsayable through writings, paintings, or oral stories. The immediate experience of God is the primary source and ultimate goal of these mystical expressions. This experience is essentially ineffable, yet all mystical authors, either consciously or unconsciously, feel an urge to convey what they have undergone in the moments of rapture. At the same time they are in the role of intermediaries: the goal of their self-expression - either written, painted or oral - is to make others somehow understand or feel what they have experienced, and to lead others toward the spiritual goal of human life. This volume studies the mystical experiences and the way they have been described or portrayed in West-European culture, from Antiquity to the present, from an interdisciplinary perspective, and approaches the concept of "immediate experience" in various ways.
Other author Vassányi, Miklós, editor.
Sepsi, Enikő, editor.
Daróczi, Anikó, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Plato.
Intellectual life -- History.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319450698 (electronic bk.)
3319450697 (electronic bk.)