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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 139–152.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Sarah Pessin Abstract Thinking with the Christian mystery of kenosis (the self-emptying of God) in relation to divine motions of charity and love, this article sets out to recover a kenotic-mystical element in Greco-Judeo-Islamic Neoplatonisms. After rehearsing the postmetaphysical parameters...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Nathan Wolski Abstract According to the Zohar , the most important work of the classical Kabbalah, in prayer the soul of the mystic ascends through seven celestial halls or palaces as part of its quest to unify the male and female aspects of divinity, and thereby stimulates Ein Sof , the infinite...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 223–229.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Núria Silleras-Fernández Copyright © 2018 Regents of the University of Colorado 2018 Mystical traditions are not apolitical. In this context, I understand medieval politics in a broad sense, encompassing policies of the church (secular and regular) and the monarchy (government and court...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 231–235.
Published: 01 April 2018
...John J. Curry Copyright © 2018 Regents of the University of Colorado 2018 Asking the question of whether Muslim mystical traditions had a politics raises a number of problems from the outset. For starters, the dominance of otherworldly concerns for most Muslim mystics, at least in theory...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 241–246.
Published: 01 April 2018
... the critical edition of the text. See Alfonso X, Cantigas de Santa María . For more information on this particular cantiga , see Álvarez Díaz, “La vida conventual femenina.” 2 Van Dyke, “Mysticism” ; Beckwith, Christ’s Body . 3 Van Dyke, “Mysticism,” 720 . Encapsulated...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 67–82.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Zvi Ish-Shalom Abstract This essay examines select teachings from Kedumah, a contemporary mystical path in the lineage of the Primordial Torah. Kedumah , a Hebrew word that means “ancient” or “primordial,” points to the nonconceptual ground that eternally abides at the heart of all our experiences...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 83–96.
Published: 01 April 2018
... sources in Halilname . First, the Ottoman state did not have a canonized orthodox Islamic system until Süleyman I (r. 1520–66), and this lack of canonization gave Islamic mystics greater liberty to say what they wanted. Second, a zeitgeist of religious syncretism drew inspiration from the mysticism...
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Published: 01 April 2018
Figure 1. Salvador Dalí, Explosion of Mystical Faith in a Cathedral. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 1957 More
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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (1): 253–258.
Published: 01 March 2012
... we find ourselves inside an object, or rather, a whole series of them. Copyright © 2012 Regents of the University of Colorado 2012 N icola Masciandaro 253 Mysticism or Mystification?: Against Subject-Creationism N ic o l a m a s c ia n d a r o In the abandon in w h ich I am lost, the e m p irica...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 197–202.
Published: 01 April 2018
...). Similar imagery can be found in the work of earlier Andalusi philosophers and mystics such as Ibn Tufayl and Ibn ‘Arabi. Ibn Tufayl, Hayy ibn Yaqzan ; Chittick, “Ibn ‘Arabi.” Ibn Tufayl’s character Hayy comes to despise his body, which he describes as a physical form binding him to the material world...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Nan Goodman Works Cited Katz Steven T. , ed. Comparative Mysticism: An Anthology of Original Sources . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2013 . Marquette Jacques de . Introduction to Comparative Mysticism . New York : Philosophical Library , 1949 . Schmidt Leigh...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., the doctrine maker extraordinaire of the later Middle Ages. From that vantage point, it is interesting to consider the question of whether mysticism, by its nature, must necessarily conflict with doctrine. For present purposes, I will limit myself to the Christian tradition of the later Middle Ages, and I...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 219–222.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of transmission. Mysticism and esotericism are often found together. This is certainly the case for Jewish mystics for whom Kabbalah is literally “that which is received.” Kabbalists regard their doctrine as one that originates with revelation, often associated with the theophany at Sinai, or with supernatural...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 247–251.
Published: 01 April 2018
... is that Byzantine mysticism was closely connected to politics, sometimes frustratingly so. Often it is difficult to distinguish a mystical tradition from a theological position that became aligned with a political faction. Byzantine mysticism itself is difficult to define. Certainly, even a cursory study...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 43–52.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Figure 1. Salvador Dalí, Explosion of Mystical Faith in a Cathedral. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 1957 ...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 7–20.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Eleanor Craig; Amy Hollywood Abstract In this interview Amy Hollywood talks about her collection of essays Acute Melancholia and how medieval mystical texts might speak to persistent dilemmas in critical theory and philosophy of religion. The relationship between theory and practice is traced back...
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English Language Notes (2017) 55 (1-2): 23–31.
Published: 01 March 2017
...David Tagnani Copyright © 2017 Regents of the University of Colorado 2017 Materialism , Mysticism , a n d Ec o c r it ic is m Da v id Ta g n a n i "Ecological thinking requires a kind o f vision across boundaries. Paul Shepard In a 2014 issue of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Kris Trujillo Abstract Organized around the complete works of John of the Cross, Juan Goytisolo’s Las virtudes del pájaro solitario (1988) presents a radical characterization of mysticism aligned with the spontaneity and immediacy of poetic genius. Through an elaboration of the opposition between...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 53–66.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Bernard McGinn Abstract Teresa of Ávila has long been noted as one of the most influential Christian mystical teachers for her doctrine on contemplative prayer, mystical graces, and union with God. Her writings, especially the Life and The Interior Castle , have been widely read from the later...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 153–168.
Published: 01 April 2018
... supplied by springs and cisterns, and the second in a lush and stormy place with a sophisticated plumbing system. Composed in different milieus, they articulate different cosmologies to cultivate different experiences: the first confounds taxonomic categories to cultivate an affect of mystical unity, while...