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Perceiving the Divine through the Human Body

Cattoi, Thomas [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Perceiving the Divine through the Human Body : mystical sensuality / ed. by Thomas Cattoi, June McDaniel. - New York [u.a.] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. - vi, 253 S. : Ill.
ISBN 978-0-230-11974-1
£ 55,00 / US$ 85,00
DDC: 202.2

Cattoi and McDaniel present a selection of articles on the role of the body and the spiritual senses - our transfigured channels of sensory perceptions - in the context of spiritual practice. The volume investigates this theme across a variety of different religious traditions, starting from early and medieval Christianity, addressing a number of Eastern traditions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism, and finally touching on some modern forms of spirituality and psychotherapy. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgments. vii
The Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion. viii
List of Illustrations. ix
June McDaniel:
Introduction: Spiritual Body, Spiritual Senses: Past and Present. 1
1. Joseph Molleur:
A Hindu Monk's Appreciation of Eastern Orthodoxy's Jesus Prayer: The 'Inner Senses' of Hearing, Seeing and Feeling in Comparative Perspective. 17
2. Stuart Ray Sarbacker:
Indo-Tibetan Tantrism as 'Spirit Marriage'. 29
3. David Gray:
Experiencing the Single Savior: Divinizing the Body and the Senses in Tantric Buddhist Meditation. 45
4. Louis Komjathy:
The Daoist Mystical Body. 67
5. Laura E. Weed:
Daoist Mysticism: Embodiment, 'Eudaimonia', and Flow. 105
6. Charlotte Radler:
Liminality and Ambiguity: Christina the Astonishing as Co-Redemptrix and Alternative Model of Authority. 121
7. Derek Michaud:
The Patristic Roots of John Smith's 'True Way or Method of Attaining to Divine Knowledge'. 141
8. Michelle Voss Roberts:
'The Body Gains its Share': The Asceticism of Mechthild of Magdeburg. 159
9. Ann Gleig:
The Enlightened Body in A. M. Almaas's Diamond Approach. 175
10. Fran Grace:
The "Map of Consciousness": A New Paradigm for Mysticism and Healing. 175
Thomas Cattoi:
Conclusion: The Virtues of Sensuality. 223
List of Contributors. 237
Index. 241

THOMAS CATTOI, Assistant Professor of Christology and Cultures at Graduate Theological Union, USA. Profile page.
JUNE MCDANIEL, Professor of the History of Religions at the College of Charleston, USA. Profile page.

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