The Making of Modern “Mysticism” by Leigh Eric Schmidt

By Leigh Eric Schmidt

Mysticism, as a class lengthy widespread within the examine of faith, has been broadly critiqued over the past area century for its essentialist illusions. That serious literature, whereas in keeping with historicist convictions, has hardly ever prolonged such old imaginative and prescient to the liberal spiritual tradition that produced the fashionable build. this text bridges the monstrous hole among Michel de Certeau's family tree of “mysticism” eager about seventeenth‐century France and the debts of these students who concentrate on the increase of educational reports on the flip of the 20th century. It provides the emergence of “mysticism” as a class in Anglo‐American discourse from its improvement through the English Enlightenment inside of opinions of fake faith to its Romantic remaking inside Transcendentalist Unitarian circles within the usa. In taking heavily the spiritual and highbrow worlds that produced William James's theorizing, the item opens wider views on why the build got here to hold a lot weight in either the learn and the perform of faith.

Schmidt, Leigh Eric. ‘The Making of contemporary “Mysticism”’, magazine of the yank Academy of faith, 71.2 (June 2003): 273–302.

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