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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mysticism,
  • Study and teaching

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by William B. Parsons
SeriesTeaching religious studies, Teaching religious studies
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL625 .T38 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 308 p. ;
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25219184M
ISBN 100199751196
ISBN 109780199751198
LC Control Number2010050578
OCLC/WorldCa691204190

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Walking the Mystical Path of Jesus. by Kim Michaels. The teachings in this book have helped hundreds of thousands of people gain a deeper appreciation for the mystical path that Jesus taught to his disciples years ago, the path towards union with God, a state of mind beyond most people's highest dreams.   "Teaching Mysticism is an ambitious project that includes reflective essays by renowned scholars of a variety of traditions and methodological approaches to the study of mysticism. Each scholar reflects on his or her discipline paying special attention to how they teach mysticism in the : William B. Parsons. to stifle the inner currents of Christian mysticism by the oppressive weight of bureaucracy or rationalist reductionism. The books of ‘Gnostic Chapters’ are often enigmatic and difficult to interpret. Unlike the other two books, the Practical and the Theoretical Chapters, they were not meant to be a teaching tool for those who had not yetFile Size: KB.   Teaching Mysticism by William B. Parsons, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(3).

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