Mysticism: Holiness East And West

12.69 Brand New 5 In stock! Order now!
Brand: Oxford University Press
SKU: DADAX0195088190
ISBN : 0195088190

Domestic Shipping:$3.95
International Shipping: Add $20.
Qty: - +
   - OR -   
Mysticism is pervasive throughout the religions of the world, yet varies widely in its particulars. This comprehensive work surveys the mystical dimension of the world's major religions, beginning with a working description of mysticism as "direct experience of ultimate reality," and examining how this understanding of mysticism holds up when set in interaction with Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, Japanese, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. The authors also examine the religious practices of North American, Latin American, African, and Australian native peoples, illuminating the history, principal beliefs, and teachings of each religion, and examining the lives and works of each tradition's outstanding mystics. The result is a dialogue between the particulars of mystical experience, which vary from tradition to tradition, and the generalities they share which make it possible to discuss mysticism across these traditions. This accessibly written introduction will appeal to students of mysticism, readers seeking mystical experience, and all those interested in religion as practiced throughout the world.
Author : Denise Lardner Carmody
ISBN : 0195088190
Language : English
No of Pages : 336
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 2/1/1996
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 9.21x6.06x0.79
Book weight : 0.01

Write a review

Your Name:

Your Email

Your Review: Note: HTML is not translated!

Rating: Bad           Good

Enter the code in the box below: