Friedrich von Hügel’s Mystical Element of Religion remains the authoritative study of the spirituality of Catherine of Genoa. First published in 1908, this seminal work develops the author’s major theory of the three basic elements of religion, institutional, intellectual and mystical.
Von Hügel shows how Catherine’s mysticism relates to her life and thought, making his comprehensive and masterly two-volume analysis a classic in the study of Western mysticism.
Part III: Critical
IX. Psycho-physical and Temperamental Questions
X. The Main Literary Sources of Catherine’s Conceptions
XI. Chapter XI. — Catherine’s Less Ultimate This-World Doctrines
XII. The After-Life Problems and Doctrines
XIII. The First Three Ultimate Questions
XIV. The Two Final Problems: Mysticism and Pantheism. The Immanence of God, and Spiritual Personality, Human and Divine
XV. Summing-up of the Whole Book. Back through Asceticism, Social Religion, and the Scientific Habit of Mind, to the Mystical Element of Religion
Endorsements and Reviews
Indispensable. The best work in mysticism in the English language.
An event of prime importance to a wide circle of students of religious phenomena.
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