The reading of religious texts as mystical experience

I examine mystical experience through the history of European religious thought, its modern state, and different spiritual practices of the Patristic epoch. The survey gives some definitions: mystical experience is situated in the field of spirituality along with practices of its acquisition - ascet...

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Published in:European journal for philosophy of religion
Subtitles:Spirituality as a Subject of Academic Studies in Continental Theology of the Twentieth Century
Main Author: Michajlov, Petr 1975-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: University of Innsbruck in cooperation with the John Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham [2015]
In: European journal for philosophy of religion
Year: 2015, Volume: 7, Issue: 2, Pages: 193-207
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Europe / Intellectual history / Religion / Spirituality / Religious experience / Exploration
IxTheo Classification:AB Philosophy of religion; criticism of religion; atheism
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Summary:I examine mystical experience through the history of European religious thought, its modern state, and different spiritual practices of the Patristic epoch. The survey gives some definitions: mystical experience is situated in the field of spirituality along with practices of its acquisition - ascetics; and the fruits of it - theology and doctrine. The second part of the article is devoted to a wide field of Christian texts as a representative example of the same experience of the crystallization of mystical experience in ancient tradition, providing a few general types. Reading of religious texts is related very closely with the spiritual condition of the reader and supposes that he/she changes radically in the process of reading, being involved in some existential-hermeneutic circle.
Item Description:Abweichender Titel im Inhaltsverzeichnis: "Spirituality as a Subject of Academic Studies in Continental Theology of the Twentieth Century"
Contains:Enthalten in: European journal for philosophy of religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.24204/ejpr.v7i2.127