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Random House, Inc Love Burning in the Soul: The Story of Christian Mystics, from Saint Paul to Thomas Merton

The heart of the Christian faith is a direct encounter with God so profound that it can be referred to as union. It is an experience that cannot be described in words, but it can be glimpsed-in the radiant lives of the men and women called mystics. Here James Harpur presents the stories of some of the most influential Christian mystics from the past two thousand years. He provides their historical and ecclesiastical contexts, as well as appreciations of the unique contributions of each of them to the ongoing articulation of the way of love and union. Love Burning in the Soul is a comprehensive and highly readable survey of the great Christian mystical tradition for everyone. Included are:

Clement of Alexandria * Gregory of Nyssa * John Scotus Eriugena * Bernard of Clairvaux * Hildegard of Bingen * Francis of Assisi * Mechtild of Magdeburg * Meister Eckhart * John Tauler * Jan van Ruysbroeck * Gregory Palamas * Richard Rolle * Julian of Norwich * Catherine of Siena * Jacob Boehme * George Fox * Teresa of Avila * Frangois Finelon * Jean Pierre de Caussade * William Blake * Pierre Teilhard de Chardin * Thomas Merton * And many others

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Interesting church history book

Date:March 10, 2012
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I am still in the middle of reading this book. I am a slow reader and just read a few pages before bed. The one thing this book needs is a glossary. I have a lot of trouble figuring out some of the complicated descriptive words and the names of some of the mystics and the types of Christian eras. I do like the history that is in this book. The book just sort of skims over each mystic, but it is - shall I say "enlightening".
I'm just beginning to study the mystics and this is a good start.
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