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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (3): 485–517.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Jeffrey J. Kripal Duke University Press 2004 Symposium: Talking Peace with Gods, Part 1 COMPARATIVE MYSTICS Scholars as Gnostic Diplomats Jeffrey J. Kripal It is not difficult to see why Ulrich Beck’s cosmopolitan viewpoint would inspire...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 457–473.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Glenn Alexander Magee A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article argues that a strong strain of quietism runs through German intellectual history, from medieval mystics such as Eckhart to the main line of modern philosophers...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 197–207.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Andrea R. Jain; Jeffrey J. Kripal This essay is conceived as a contribution to the academic debate on the ethical status of mystical traditions with regard to Jain asceticism in particular and—through comparison of Jain with Advaita Vedanta asceticism—to ideologies of radical quietism more...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 204–219.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Anne Carson; Jeffrey M. Perl This essay in both literary criticism and negative theology treats three widely diverse cases of women who “had the nerve to enter a zone of absolute spiritual daring.” The three cases are of the poet Sappho (in seventh-century Greek antiquity), the mystic Margarite...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 171–175.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., for example, that van Eyck went to the village of Foots Cray to buy watercresses to use as models when painting greenery on the Ghent Altarpiece of the Mystic Lamb (which he completed in 1432). The recently erected gateway to the palace at Greenwich is said likewise to be the model for a towered gateway...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 120–142.
Published: 01 January 2017
... modern mysticism are considered and compared with those of latter-day European and American epistemology. This article makes a case for a fundamentally pluralistic conception of truth and argues that it is exemplified in the social interaction of the talmudic sages. © 2017 by Duke University Press...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 433–440.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Luc Brisson; Michael Chase This memorial essay on the French historian of philosophy Pierre Hadot (1922–2010) explores his life and work. Starting out from an ecclesiastical background and education, Hadot's interest in mysticism led him to study the late Greek Neoplatonists Plotinus and Porphyry...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 46–54.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Bruce Krajewski In this contribution to an exchange of views about “lyric philosophy,” the author argues that the philosopher-poet Jan Zwicky, beginning as early as her dissertation at the University of Toronto, has championed the nonlogical, including the ineffable, the oracular, and the mystical...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 164–180.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., the emphasis on interiority seemingly at the expense of morality, and the enigmatic language of mysticism, all associated with Quietism played into fears of clerical (or “Jesuit”) cabal and conspiracy. When Jesuit opponents linked the order to Quietism, they presented the Jesuits as threats to an emerging set...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 August 2010
... explains these principles in terms of traditional Chinese thought, Daoist and Confucian: wei we wei , or “doing-not-doing,” means effective inaction. What makes such wisdom possible is not mystical insight, he argues, but discipline in a certain kind of art. The sage has no need of reasons (let alone...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 424–438.
Published: 01 August 2010
...” of Christian quietism, on which God engraves his will and blessings. Nor does Buddhist quietism lead to the extasis of mystical union. Moreover, Buddhism was perceived by East Asian rulers mainly as an ideological weapon and only secondarily as a soteriological doctrine. Indeed “warrior monks” in Japan formed...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 95–109.
Published: 01 January 2010
... to abolitionism and other pressing social causes. He reviews the scholarship on this issue, noting the recent tendency to look for mystical aspects to the social commitment of Quakers. Instead, however, he argues that the culture of Friends during this period became self-enclosed to a remarkable degree...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 518–531.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Elaine Pryce A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article focuses on the early-twentieth-century Quaker historian and philosopher of mysticism, Rufus Jones, who treated Quietism as in polar opposition to the work of Quakerism “here...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2009
... the to appeared Such movementsthreatening. therefore and implicitly authorities ecclesiastical of an intensely private inner life, which was by its very nature inaccessible to the cultivation the involving of forms in mysticism interested of became Many them century. thirteenth the through mutated...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 98–112.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Seventy Disciples sent Against Religion & Government  — William Blake, on the mission of Christ William Blake (1757 – 1827) made a brief appearance in an earlier essay of mine for Common Knowledge titled “Comparative Mystics.”1 There are many reasons...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 287.
Published: 01 May 2022
... has been shelved next to Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah ; my copy of the latter bears an inscription on its flyleaf, “Gift of Jacob Taubes to Tantur, 1978,” which in some way (possibly mystical) authenticates bringing the two books together. It seems I have been waiting for the conjunction since...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (3): 567–568.
Published: 01 August 2004
... of Kali’s Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna, which received the American Academy of Religion’s History of Religions Prize, and Roads of Excess, Palaces of Wisdom: Eroticism and Reflexivity in the Study of Mysticism...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 January 2007
... on the Ethical Status of Mysticism Culture American Mysticism of and Prize, Religions TeachingsRamakrishna of Kripal J. Jeffrey formed Ideology and Comedy Greek World, Classical the in ship Brazil, Africa, NewArgentina, andZealand, Australia, Scotland. His books include TraditionHumanistic...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 474–492.
Published: 01 August 2010
... commends a Stoic-­seeming quietism that refrains from speaking about ethics, aesthetics, God, or the mystical, and that refrains from asking unanswerable questions about the “meaning of life.” If no act and no state of affairs has value, let alone absolute value...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 106–107.
Published: 01 January 2021
... s God. Treated more favorably, the sixth and seventh types of atheism point respectively to a quasi- mystical contentment with the world and nature just as they now are (Santayana, Conrad) and to a way of silence, an atheist via negativa (Schopenhauer, Spinoza, Shestov), that ends in silence, all...