Presence and Aporia
Mystics presents a collection of previously unpublished essays by prominent scholars that consider both the idea of mystics and mysticism. The contributors offer detailed discussions of a variety of mystics from history, including Dionysius the Areopagite, Thomas Aquinas, Joan of Arc, Nicholas of Cusa, Saint Teresa of Avila, Martin Luther, and George Herbert. Essays on mysticism in George Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, and contemporary technology bring the volume into the twenty-first century.
For anyone interested in the state of current thinking about mysticism, this collection will be an essential touchstone.
Thomas A. Carlson, Alexander Golitzin, Kevin Hart, Amy Hollywood, Michael Kessler, Jean-Luc Marion, Bernard McGinn, Françoise Meltzer, Susan Schreiner, Regina M. Schwartz, Christian Sheppard, David Tracy
MICHAEL KESSLER AND CHRISTIAN SHEPPARD
Introduction: What Do We Mean by "Mystic"?
"Suddenly, Christ": The Place of Negative Theology in the Mystagogy of Dionysius Areopagites
Thomas Aquinas and Onto-theo-logy
Between Mysticisms: The Trial of Joan of Arc
Unitrinum Seu Triunum: Nicholas of Cusa's Trinitarian Mysticism
Unmasking the Angel of Light: The Problem of Deception in Martin Luther and Teresa of Avila
From Ritual to Poetry: Herbert's Mystical Eucharist
REGINA M. SCHWARTZ
Mysticism and Catastrophe in Georges Bataille's Atheological Summa
"The Experience of Nonexperience"
Locating the Mystical Subject
THOMAS A. CARLSON
Afterword: A Reflection on Mystics: Presence and Aporia
List of Contributors