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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 219–222.
Published: 01 April 2018
... part of the privileged chain 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...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 197–202.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Michelle M. Hamilton Copyright © 2018 Regents of the University of Colorado 2018 Mystical imagery and belief provided Iberian intellectuals a shared discursive space beyond the political and cultural specificities (including doctrines) that often divided them into discrete faith groups such...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 247–251.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Benjamin de Lee Copyright © 2018 Regents of the University of Colorado 2018 From the accession of Constantine in 306 to the final fall of Constantinople in 1453, what is both curious and clear is that Byzantine mysticism was closely connected to politics, sometimes frustratingly so. Often...
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English Language Notes (1 April 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 (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 43–52.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Rachel Smith Abstract This article considers the complicated relationship between mysticism, repetition, and critique, saying and unsaying. It counters the figuration of mysticism as critical insofar as it is understood to solely consist in negation of the forms, language, and structures of...
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English Language Notes (1 March 2017) 55 (1-2): 23–31.
Published: 01 March 2017
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English Language Notes (1 March 2012) 50 (1): 253–258.
Published: 01 March 2012
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English Language Notes (1 April 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 of...
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English Language Notes (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2018
... mysticisms, only the second offers familiar ground; the subject of comparative mysticisms and their associated religious traditions has a long history. From Robert Vaughan’s nineteenth-century Hours with the Mystics to Jacques de Marquette’s mid-twentieth-century Introduction to Comparative Mysticism to...
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English Language Notes (1 April 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 (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 April 2018
... 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 (1 April 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 (1 April 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 (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 241–246.
Published: 01 April 2018
... promise of giving her daughter to the Cistercian order at Las Huelgas. 1 Encapsulated in this story is the core element of medieval mysticism: the unmediated relationship with the divine. I employ such a definition following the work of Christina Van Dyke and Sarah Beckwith, who have demonstrated...
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English Language Notes (1 April 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 (1 April 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 that...
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English Language Notes (1 April 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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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 Figure 1. Salvador Dalí, Explosion of Mystical Faith in a Cathedral. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights More
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English Language Notes (1 April 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 (1 April 2018) 56 (1): 153–168.
Published: 01 April 2018
... water 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...