Mystical Theology: The Integrity of Spirituality and Theology  -     By: Mark A. McIntosh
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Mystical Theology: The Integrity of Spirituality and Theology

Wiley-Blackwell / 1998 / Paperback

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Mystical Theology reveals that the growing popularity of spirituality in all its forms is largely separated from theology. Through a study of exemplary writers such as Gregory of Nyssa, Mystical Theology uncovers an understanding of the inner integrity of mystical consciousness and the difference between knowledge through direct experience and theological expression.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1557869073
ISBN-13: 9781557869074
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Series: Challenges in Contemporary Theology

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Publisher's Description

As a result of the isolation of doctrinal theology from its roots in Christian spiritual life, the relationship between spirituality and theology is often perceived to be ambiguous and uneasy.

Author Bio

Mark A. McIntosh is Assistant Professor of Theology at Loyola University of Chicago.

Editorial Reviews

"McIntosh offers a fruitful avenue for overcoming the split between theology and spirituality that has emerged in contemporary Christianity. His mastery of the history of mystical theology is insightful and impressive. His hermeneutical strategy, developed both in its theoretical and practical dimensions, makes a major contribution to the recent study of mysticism." Bernard McGinn, University of Chicago


"Mystical Theology is one of the most sustained, systematic and impressive attempts at uniting spirituality and dogma, and demonstrating the necessity of this union, that I have encountered." Brian Horne, Kings College London

"The book is a sound exploration of the Christian mystical tradition. The strength of McIntosh's work is its attention to the postmodern question of the other, both human and divine. In short, McIntosh aptly shows that the mystical tradition, which has received comparatively little attention by modern theologians, can and must be an important source for postmodern thinkers. Those who are concerned to address the role of Christian theology in the postmodern age will find this book an important contribution." Timothy P. Muldoon, Mount Aloysius College, Journal of the American Academy of Religion

"This is a clearly-written and well-crafted argument for the reintegration of spirituality and theology." Michael Downey, Spirituality

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