More than 25 years in the making, this volume illuminates the abundant range and depth of Christian mystical teachings during the late medieval period in Europe. McGinn brings unparalleled insight and expertise to the investigation of the riches of vernacular spirituality.
The Harvest of Mysticism in Medieval Germany is the fourth volume in the acclaimed The Presence of God series. Includes: Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, Meister Eckhart, Henry Suso, John Tauler, and Nicholas of Cusa, among many others.
A spectacular tour of Christian mysticism as it evolved, from 500 C.E. to 1200 C.E. The volume examines the unique contributions of such figures as Pope Gregory the Great, John Scottus Eriugena, William of St. Thierry, Hugh of St. Victor, and Bernard of Clairvaux.
Starting in 1200, forms of Christian religious life began emerging that provided the impetus for a “new mysticism” that continues to influence the faithful today. McGinn explores the rich theological and historical significance of these developments with unprecedented insight and knowledge.
In this first volume of the highly-acclaimed Presence of God series, McGinn explores mystical texts and their place in the tradition: early Judaica, pre-Christian Greek works, the New Testament, Greek and Latin patristic writings, and early monasticism.
The McGinns, preeminent scholars of theological history, present sketches of 12 seminal figures vital to the development of Christian mysticism. An accessible interpretation of the distinct characteristics of these spiritual masters’ direct, immediate, and transformative encounters with the presence of God.
Written by one of the world's top authorities on the history of Christianity, this user-friendly resource is an introduction to 33 remarkable individuals who shaped our understanding of the Catholic faith.
Meister Eckhart’s complete mystical teachings together in one volume, for the first time! With a foreword by leading Eckhart scholar Bernard McGinn, and the elegant translation of Maurice O'C Walshe, this comprehensive and authoritative work is a treasure for every serious spiritual seeker, and the finest volume on Eckhart ever to appear in English.
In this widely acclaimed work, Bernard McGinn, the preeminent Eckhart scholar, delves into Eckhart’s complex and profound theology and penetrates layers of controversy to reveal the originality and brilliance of the medieval mystic’s radical message.