TH 4110 - Mystical Traditions in Christianity
This course explores that element of Christianity which is concerned with the human being coming to a personal and direct awareness of God’s presence. We will address a number of issues related to Christian mysticism, including practices leading to consciousness of God, descriptions of mystical experiences, and the implications of mysticism for the life of faith and action in the world. Mystical traditions from various historical periods and cultural contexts of Eastern and Western Christianity will be addressed. Students will consider and discuss both theoretical conceptions of Christian mysticism and primary texts of Christian mystical writings.
This course fulfills the Christianity requirement.
Prerequisite: TH 1000 , TH 1020 , TH 1050 or TH 2000 .