Christian Mysticism

08/11/2013 16:37

John Farrelly

For Christians, mysticism is understood best through a study of those men and women who are very widely acknowledged to be Christian mystics. This list certainly includes saints and others, such as Gregory of Nyssa (d. 395), Augustine (d. 430), Bernard of Clairvaux (d. 1153), Meister Eckhart (d. 1329), Ignatius of Loyola (d. 1556), Teresa of Avila (d. 1582), John of the Cross (d. 1591), and, in our own time, Thomas Merton (d. 1968).(1) Not all saints are mystics, nor are all mystics saints. [Read more] ...