The Mystical Element of Religion

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The Mystical Element of Religion

As Studied in Saint Catherine of Genoa and Her Friends

Using St. Catherine and her friends as illustrative examples, Friedrich von Hügel develops his well-known analysis of the three basic elements of religion: the institutional, the intellectual, and the mystical.

While von Hügel saw the mystical as the summit of religion, he insisted that all three elements—the mystical, institutional, and intellectual—are present at the same time and that the key to the highest spiritual life is the attainment of the proper balance among the three.

9780824517908
Paperback / 944 pages
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
HERDER & HERDER, 1999