Darkness Of God Paperback

Negativity in Christian Mysticism

by Denys Turner;

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Darkness Of God

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For the medieval mystical tradition, the Christian soul meets God in a ‘cloud of unknowing’, a divine darkness of ignorance. This meeting with God is beyond all knowing and beyond all experiencing. Mysticisms of the modern period, on the contrary, place ‘mystical experience’ at the centre, and contemporary readers are inclined to misunderstand the medieval tradition in ‘experientialist’ terms.

Denys Turner argues that the distinctiveness and contemporary relevance of medieval mysticism lies precisely in its rejection of ‘mystical experience’, and locates the mystical firmly within the grasp of the ordinary and the everyday. The argument covers some central authorities in the period from Augustine to John of the Cross.

Darkness Of God by Denys Turner was published by Cambridge University Press in November 1998 and is our 57652nd best seller. The ISBN for Darkness Of God is 9780521645614.

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Details for Darkness Of God

Page last updated 15th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 1998)
EditionNew ed
Number of Pages292
Thickness17 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1007675
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