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The Impact of Mysticism of Society - A Creative Paradox

Scholem, Gershom

Published by NP, Cincinnati, 1966
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Quarto. 32pp. Mimeographed, stapled typewritten script for lecture at the the Conference on "Mysticism and Society" of the Frank L. Weil Institute for Studies in Religion and the Humanities. Paper on the social context, praxis and influence of the mystic in society and his relation to organized religion. "The way of the mystic in trying to attain his goal of union or communion with God or however we may define his goal, the peculiar spiritual universe in which he lives, the intricacies of mystical theology, which has the formulation of mystical experience in a conceptual framework and the establishment of an acceptable connection between these experiences and traditional forms of theology - all these have been discussed in full detail. Even the history of such developments in different systems and religions have always aroused the interest of the historian. The social context of mysticism and its implications, however, have, as far as I am aware, only a marginal place in these discussions." (Scholem). Paper lightly age toned at edges. Bookseller Inventory # 38886

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Title: The Impact of Mysticism of Society - A ...

Publisher: NP, Cincinnati

Publication Date: 1966

Edition: First edition.

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