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Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism (Grace M Jantzen) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1996) 9780521479264
Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism (Grace M Jantzen) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1996) 9780521479264
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Title: Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism

Author: Jantzen, Grace M

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1996

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521479264

Volumes: 1; Pages: 403

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In Western Christianity, the mystic was seen as having direct access to God, and therefore great authority. Dr. Jantzen discusses how men of power defined and controlled who should count as a mystic, and thus who would have power: women were pointedly excluded. The modern philosophical assumption that mysticism is essentially about intense subjective experiences is misguided. This book is the first on the subject to take issues of gender seriously, and to use them as a point of entry for a deconstructive approach to Christian mysticism.Contents1. Feminists, philosophers and mystics2. Mystics, martyrs and honorary males3. The mystical meaning of scripture4. Mystical theology and the erotic other5. "Cry out and write": mysticism and the struggle for authority6. The visions of virgins: spirituality and sexual control7. Heretics and witches8. The language of ineffability9. Conclusion: mysticism and modernityReferencesIndex
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