The Theology of Christian Mysticism

STH TT 855

This course explores theological, philosophical, and experiential aspects of late medieval Christian mystical thought in the Dionysian tradition. It does so through an in-depth study of the writings of fifteenth century German mystic Nicholas of Cusa. In addition to closely analyzing primary texts that convey quintessential Cusan theological notions (such as the "coincidence of opposites" and God as "Not-Other"), students will investigate the writings of important predecessors who influenced his thought, and will consider, too, trends in the contemporary study of Cusa's mystical theology. (Requires TF 701/TF 702 as prerequisite.)

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