Christian MysticismBook - 1998
The mystical richness of Christian history is interwoven with the lives of saints, mystics, martyrs, and visionaries in the exquisitely designed Christian Mysticism -- the second book in Hyperion's Mystical Library, a series that explores the mysterious within our major religious traditions. In Christian Mysticism, full-color illustrations are juxtaposed with insightful, lyrical prose.Christian Mysticism takes readers through the history of the Christian religions, starting with the first mystic -- Jesus Christ -- and chronicles the development of mysticism in the lives of saints who were seized by visions, performed miracles, and were tortured and martyred in the name of Christ. Sections include: The Women: Mary and Mary Magdalene as visionaries and the miracles of Marian apparitions are rediscovered.Martyrs, Confessors, and Ascetics: A history of the beginnings of the Christian mystical tradition.Monastic Enclosures: Examines the mystical pursuits followed within the walled enclosures of monasteries.A beautiful history of the Christian quest for inner transformation, Christian Mysticism will appeal deeply to all modern Christians following their own spiritual quests.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 
Copyright Date: ©1998
Branch Call Number: 248.22 Dun
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.