The Growth of Mysticism

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The Growth of Mysticism

The Growth of Mysticism

Gregory the Great Through the 12 Century

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.

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"I was privileged to review the first volume of this multi-volume work and this second in the series lives up to the promise of the first. It is a work not only of great scholarship and depth of learning but one of deep sensibility with regard to the inner life. There are more volumes to come and they are eagerly awaited."
Alan Jones, Anglican Theological Review

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"Volume 2 captures not only the mind but also the heart of the Christian mystics as uncompromising lovers of God and neighbor. I have already praised McGinn's first volume. I believe this volume has surpassed the first."
Harvey D. Egan S.J., Theological Studies

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"This second installment of McGinn's project confirms the promise that his work will undoubtedly be the authoritative study of Western Christian mysticism for years to come."
America

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"This volume more deeply establishes the reputation of McGinn as the world's greatest interpreter of Western mysticism. Completed, this series will doubtless become the preeminent available history [of it's kind]."
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“A seminal study from the leading authority on Christian mysticism."
Publishers Weekly


9780824516284
Paperback / 648 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9 1/4
HERDER & HERDER, 1996