My association with the College has challenged me, nurtured me, enriched me and broadened my worldview.
- Fr Petros Parginos (former student and lecturer)
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Dr Sr Judith Coyle
Duration & Time:
28 September – 2 October 2020, 08h30 – 16h30 (unless otherwise specified)
The aim of this module is, firstly, to analyse the phenomenon of mysticism in general and Christian mysticism in particular and, secondly, to discuss the philosophical and methodological issues in the study of mysticism.
The contents include: Definition of mysticism; Definition of Christian mysticism; Survey of inter-religious mysticism; Mysticism and rationality; Misconceptions concerning mysticism; Theoretical study of mysticism and personal experience; Context and mysticism; Philosophical, theological and cultural determinants of mysticism; Mystical triggers; Mysticism and language; Neurology and mysticism; Mysticism and ethics; Mysticism and ministry; Brief survey of certain mystics, with the emphasis on the Christian tradition.