Longing for God - An introduction to Christian Mysticism

Longing for God - An introduction to Christian Mysticism

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Author: William O Paulsell

William Paulsell introduces sixteen mystics from the mainstream of Christianity. 


What is mysticism? Philosophical and theological roots
Augustine: The restless heart finds peace
Bernard of Clairvaux:  A powerful leader and quiet mystic
Hildegard of Bingen: Visionary, healer, artist and reformer
Meister Eckhart: Searching the depths
Henry Suso: From self-denial to simplicity
John of Ruusbroec: Craving for God
The Quaker Tradition - The Light of God within:
Rufus Jones
Thomas Kelly
Douglas Steere
Howard Thurman: Creative ministry
Simone Weil: Activist mystic
Dorothy Day: A harsh and dreadful love
Dag Hammarskjold: A hidden mysticism
Thomas Merton: Always searching
Mysticism and ordinary life


"With a fine craft for framing an outline, citing the salient points, and filling in vivid details, Dr Paulsell will better acquaint you with mystics you have heard about and some you may have not"
- Brother Paul Quenon, OCSO, Abbey of Gethsemani





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