The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism brings together a team of leading international scholars to explore the origins, evolution, and contemporary debates relating to Christian mystics, texts, and the movements they inspired.
- Provides a comprehensive and engaging account of Christian mysticism, from its origins right up to the present day
- Draws on the best of current scholarship by bringing together a collection of newly-commissioned readings by leading scholars
- Considers examples of mysticism in both Eastern and Western Christianity
- Offers a brilliant synthesis of the key figures and historical periods of mysticism; its core themes, such as heresy, gender, or aesthetics; and its theoretical considerations, including theological, literary, social scientific, and philosophical approaches
- Features chapters on current debates such as neuroscience and mystical experience, and inter-religious dialogue
About the Author:
Julia A. Lamm is Associate Professor of Theology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She is a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for research at the Academy of Sciences in Berlin. She is also the author of The Living God: Schleiermacher's Theological Appropriation of Spinoza (1996) and co-editor of a forthcoming volume on Schleiermacher, The Christmas Dialogue and Other Selections, for the Classics of Western Spirituality series. She has also published articles on Julian of Norwich.