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Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls (Suny Series in Western Esoteric Traditions)

Robinson, Joanne Maguire

Editore: State University of New York Press, 2001
ISBN 10: 0791449688 / ISBN 13: 9780791449684
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Titolo: Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite ...

Casa editrice: State University of New York Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2001

Legatura: Soft cover

Condizione libro: Used


This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "Porete's work is crucial to the study of late medieval mysticism and Christian women's spirituality. Not only is this the only book-length study of Porete's work, but it will set a very high standard not easily surpassed." -- Amy Hollywood, author of The Soul As Virgin Wife: Mechthild of Magdeburg, Marguerite Porete, and Meister Eckhart "Porete's work is really the first time that annihilation and nobility, as a mystical motif, is found within a Christian milieu instead of a Sufi one. Eckhart and Kierkegaard kept coming to mind as I read about Porete's strong affirmation of the status of the individual soul in relation to God, an Eckhartian theme that is nevertheless expressed in a paradoxical language suggestive of Kierkegaard. This book will stimulate further thought and research besides making an important intellectual contribution and adding to our knowledge base." -- Thomas Mether, University of South Carolina-Columbia. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0791449688

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Riassunto: An in-depth examination of the work of this important medieval woman mystic.

Dal retro di copertina: This first book-length study of Marguerite Porete's important mystical text, The Mirror of Simple Souls, examines Porete's esoteric and optimistic doctrine of annihilation--the complete transformative union of the soul into God--in its philosophical and historical contexts. Porete was burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic in 1310. Her theological treatise survived the flames, but it circulated anonymously or under male pseudonyms until 1946, and her message endures as testament to a distinctive form of medieval spirituality.

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