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Origins Of The Christian Mystical Tradition

From Plato to Denys [Paperback]

by Andrew Louth (, Professor Of Patristic And Byzantine Studies, University Of Durham)

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      Andrew Louth (, Professor Of Patristic And Byzantine Studies, University Of Durham)

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Oxford University Press

    • Published

      January 2007

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    Origins Of The Christian Mystical Tradition

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    Traces the Christian mystical tradition from Plato and Platonism, through figures such as Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Denys the Areopagite, and Augustine, to St John of the Cross. This book also explores the diverse, and often conflicting influences that are to be found in Christian spirituality. It redresses the balance towards studies of dogma in the early Church by exploring the growth of the mystical tradition

    Scholars of the patristic era have paid more attention to the dogmatic tradition in their period than to the development of Christian mystical theology. Andrew Louth aims to redress the balance. Recognizing that the intellectual form of this tradition was decisively influenced by Platonic ideas of the soul's relationship to God, Louth begins with an examination of Plato and Platonism. The discussion of the Fathers which follows shows how the mystical tradition is at the heart of their thought and how the dogmatic tradition both moulds and is the reflection of mystical insights and concerns. This new edition of a classic study of the diverse influences upon Christian spirituality includes a new Epilogue which brings the text completely up to date

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    • Author

      Andrew Louth (, Professor Of Patristic And Byzantine Studies, University Of Durham)

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Oxford University Press

    • Published

      January 2007

    • Edition

      2nd Revised edition

    • Weight

      291g

    • Page Count

      256

    • Dimensions

      141 x 213 x 15 mm

    • ISBN

      9780199291403

    • ISBN-10

      0199291403

    • Eden Code

      1006732

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    • Author/Creator: Andrew Louth (, Professor Of Patristic And Byzantine Studies, University Of Durham)

    • ISBN: 9780199291403

    • Publisher: Oxford University Press

    • Release Date: January 2007

    • Weight: 291g

    • Dimensions: 141 x 213 x 15 mm

    • Eden Code: 1006732


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