By William B. Parsons
The time period ''mysticism'' hasn't ever been continuously outlined or hired, both in non secular traditions or in educational discourse. The essays during this quantity supply methods of defining what mysticism is, in addition to tools for grappling with its complexity in a classroom.
summary: The time period ''mysticism'' hasn't ever been regularly outlined or hired, both in spiritual traditions or in educational discourse. The essays during this quantity provide methods of defining what mysticism is, in addition to tools for grappling with its complexity in a lecture room
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Syllabus Week 1: What Is Mysticism? 1 Primary literature: Genesis 1–3; Exodus 24 and 33; Ezekiel 1, 8, 10, and 40–48; Isaiah 6; Daniel 7; 1 Chronicles 28:18. 2 Secondary literature: DeConick (2006), 1–24; Segal (2006), 27–40; Rowland, Gibbons, and Dobroruka (2006), 41–56; Sanders (2006), 57–79. 2 Secondary literature: Boustan and Reed (2004); Davila (2006), 105–126; Dean-Otting (1984); Flannery-Dailey (2006), 231–248; Fossum (1999), 348–352; Halperin (1988a), 47–67; Himmelfarb (1993); Morray-Jones (1992), 1–31; Orlov (2007); Rowland (1979), 145–150, and (1982); Segal (1980), 1333–1394; Stone (1976), 414–451.
If this later developed concept becomes the point of comparison for the earlier period, then the earlier period becomes “background” with no mysticism to be found within it. This approach values and privileges the Christian monastic experience while failing to recognize the existence of mysticism in the earlier period. So the problem of definition is not simply an academic exercise that I discuss with my students to launch my course. It is a question with profound implications, because the definitions we impose on our subject ultimately determine what we see and what we take away with us from that experience.
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