Origins Of The Christian Mystical Tradition Paperback

From Plato to Denys

by Andrew Louth;

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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

Origins Of The Christian Mystical Tradition by Andrew Louth was published by Oxford University Press in January 2007 and is our 49845th best seller. The ISBN for Origins Of The Christian Mystical Tradition is 9780199291403.

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Details for Origins Of The Christian Mystical Tradition

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOxford University Press (January 2007)
Edition2nd Revised edition
Number of Pages256
Thickness13 mm
Height215 mm
Width141 mm
Product Code1006732
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