In other words the mystic's creed is an optimistic creed , a creed of faith in a present and inescapable God , of hope of a sure possession some day ( for have we not already its ground in ourselves ? ) and of love which sees the hidden ...
Hindu mysticism, on the other hand, develops along its own lines irrespective of creed or dogma. In his admirable little book on Hindu mysticism Surendranath Dasgupta has distinguished five different types of mysticism: the sacrificial, ...
Author: R. C. Zaehner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This book, based upon a Jordan Lecture in Comparative Religion of 1959, traces the development of mystical thought during the formative periods of the Hindu and Muslim traditions. The religions are discussed separately but comparisons are offered wherever appropriate. The part on Hinduism focuses on the classical Upanishads, the Yogasutras, the Bhagavad-Gita, and Ramanuja's commentary on them. For Islam, the focus is on the monistic revolution introduced by Abu Yazid, which Zaehner traces to the influence of Indian thought and through Junayd's restoration of the theistic balance to the monism of the late writings of Ghazali.
27 By the fourteenth century, theological treatises (and even certain creeds) had become saturated by the language, ... The Rise of Mysticism and the Sufi Orders Mysticism has always had considerable influence on Islamic thought ...
Author: J. Halverson
This book explores the correlation between anti-theological thought and the rise of Islamism in the twentieth century by examining Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and the leadership of Umar al-Tilmisani (d. 1986).
Mysticism. and. Islam: Rumi. In the opening chapter, we saw William James's classic claim that mystics, whatever their ... This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition, hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
Author: William Harmless
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
In Mystics, William Harmless, S.J., introduces readers to the scholarly study of mysticism. He explores both mystics' extraordinary lives and their no-less-extraordinary writings using a unique case-study method centered on detailed examinations of six major Christian mystics: Thomas Merton, Bernard of Clairvaux, Hildegard of Bingen, Bonaventure, Meister Eckhart, and Evagrius Ponticus. Rather than presenting mysticism as a subtle web of psychological or theological abstractions, Harless's case-study approach brings things down to earth, restoring mystics to their historical context.
Charles Kingsley , in his loose way , states the point thus : “ The mystic believes that the invisible world is so by ... of statement and argument as any ; none offers a more solid nucleus for the gathering of a full - orbed creed .
But the Nicene creed gives at least a strong hint of the mystic teachings. It speaks of Him as “begotten of his Father”—“begotten, not made.” The expressions, “God of God; Light of Light; very God of very God,” show the idea of ...
Author: Yogi Ramacharaka
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: Mystic Christianity by Yogi Ramacharaka
With even less qualification , perhaps , it may be held as a truth , that mysticism , emphasizing the language of St. Paul , has vindicated the supremacy of the inspired Word over the letter of Scripture and of creed .
However, Russell abhorred the degree to which mysticism becomes a creed, or criteria for assessing what is objectively real.* Rather than take what he * Russell was not so much opposed to the creed of the Church in particular as the ...
Author: Chad Trainer
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
The book contributes some original interpretations on the thought of Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). Instead of dwelling on the purely mathematical logic which tends to be the focus of professional philosophers, it explores Russell’s philosophy, especially his philosophy of science and philosophy of religion. It features some original interpretations of Bertrand Russell’s thoughts and it counters some competing interpretations of his philosophy. Russell could be labeled both a probabilist and empiricist, albeit with critical qualifications. He never left the Pythagorean/Platonic worldview entirely behind. Russell preferred Spinoza over Locke, and believed that many sciences simply beg questions rather than prove philosophic tenets. Although Russell rejected spiritualistic metaphysics, he was able to identify some value in George Berkeley’s philosophy. This book shows that Russell developed a philosophy incorporating atheism and spirituality.
THE CHRISTIAN CREED. There are three creeds recognized by the Christian Church—the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. Of these, the first two are commonly used, the third being not so well known and being ...
76 He used these four " doctrines " to set up four questions regarding the truth or falsity of mysticism : first ... Any mystical creed , therefore , was " a mistaken outcome of the emotion , " even though it might be " the inspirer of ...
Author: Peter H. Denton
Publisher: SUNY Press
An exploration of Bertrand Russell's writings during the interwar years, a period when he advocated "the scientific outlook" to insure the survival of humanity in an age of potential self-destruction.
These latter constitute , strictly , the visions of mysticism . Indeed , this pervading idea of under - currents of life , of lives within lives , forms an elementary characteristic of the mystic's creed . What to the supernaturalist ...
Release on 2005-11-01 | by R. B. Cunningham Graham
Akin to these outbreaks of religious illumination under the two " Kings," was the politko-mystic creed of the Sebastianists.f This sect, extinct in Portugal, in Brazil survived down to the year 1896, and possibly survives up to the ...
Author: R. B. Cunningham Graham
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This kind of book is bound to find its way, and shortly, to an old bookstall, there to be sold with other bargains for a penny... for it treats of unfamiliar people and of a life unknown and unsuspected by the general. -from the Preface Wild with flamboyant prose and content to document an extraordinary life with as much vigor as it was lived, Cunninghame Graham's 1919 biography of Antonio Vicente Mendes Maciel-also called Anthony the Counselor-is as unconventional as its subject. A tax protester, itinerant preacher, and general nuisance to both the Brazilian government and the religious establishment, Antonio entrenched himself, 1893 and with, eventually, more than 30,000 followers, in the town of Canudos, which he founded. What led him to that point, and what transpired afterward (hint: the Brazilian authorities did not take kindly to the settlement of what they considered a rebel enclave), Cunninghame Graham explores in his inimitable style: When a man is convinced, as was Antonio Conselheiro-for without doubt he was quite honest in his faith in himself-that he is God's viceregent upon earth, nothing more natural than he should make himself obeyed. [could be cut if too long; just change colon above to period] Today, with our culture rife with divisive political and religious issues, Antonio's tale-and Cunninghame Graham's weather-eye take on it-still speaks to us. Scottish writer and politician ROBERT BONTINE CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM (1852-1936) served as a member of Parliament and president of both the Scottish Labour Party and the Scottish National Party. His writing career encompassed essays, short fiction, and books of his extensive travels in South America.
alcohol and nitrous oxide intoxication can stimulate mystical consciousness (VRE, 307) and, commenting on his own ... mystic really is invulnerable, everybody else— society as a whole— is far too vulnerable to the mystic's creed and, ...
Author: John J. Stuhr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In No Professor's Lectures Can Save Us, John J. Stuhr utilizes the thought of American philosopher and psychologist William James to develop an original world view that addresses both enduring philosophical problems and contemporary cultural issues. Drawing on and illuminating the entirety of James's work, Stuhr explores James's psychology, his account of religious experience and his "will to believe" thesis, his pragmatism, his radical empiricism, his pluralism, and his writing on politics, democracy, and imperialism. Throughout, Stuhr engages the wide-ranging scholarship on James's philosophy and explores connections between James and the work of Bergson, Deleuze, Dewey, Peirce, Rorty, and Whitehead, as well as intellectual movements including contemporary democratic theory, positive psychology, and philosophical naturalism. After establishing the need to approach James's writings as intimately interwoven, Stuhr turns to each of James's major texts, including The Will to Believe, Principles of Psychology, Varieties of Religious Experience, Pragmatism, The Meaning of Truth, and Essays in Radical Empiricism. His focus throughout is practical, showing the concrete differences it makes in one's life should one take up a broadly Jamesian perspective across the "ever not quite" endeavors of our finite lives. "From this unsparing practical ordeal," James noted, "no professor's lectures and no array of books can save us." In this spirit, this book does not by itself, promise salvation. Instead, it is a master class not only in the philosophy of William James but in a new philosophy through James's thought.
People commonly associate mysticism with an idea about what are the special beings present in the world. rather than as an ... or fortune-tellers, or in his opinion the beliefs of such and such a so called mystical creed are correct.
Author: Josiah Royce
Publisher: State University of New York Press
An edited transcript of the great Harvard philosopher Josiah Royce's last year-long course in metaphysics, given at Harvard in 1915-1916.
But his own creed is explicit at the outset : " Mysticism is to be commended as an attitude towards life , not as a creed about the world " ( p . 11 ) . The metaphysical impulse - " urging men towards mysticism urging them towards ...
Author: Ronald Jager
Publisher: Psychology Press
This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
Creed . Statement of Christian faith , of which the most important are the Apostles ' Creed , the Nicene Creed and a Creed ascribed to Athanasius . Desert Fathers and Mothers . Christian hermits who moved to the deserts of Egypt and ...
Author: Dee Dyas
Publisher: DS Brewer
Category: Literary Criticism
"Essays suggesting new ways of studying the crucial but sometimes difficult range of medieval mystical material"--Provided by publisher.
From the beautiful Eden-land at the head of the Persian Gulf, where creeds and culture rose to life, the first migrations emanated, and were naturally directed along the line of the great rivers, by the Euphrates and the Tigris and ...
Author: Lady Wilde
"Ancient legends, Mystic Charms & Superstitions of Ireland" by Lady Wilde (the pen-name for Jane Wilde) is perhaps one of the best compilations of Irish lore ever published. Yet, it was almost lost to time. Ireland is a country full of myths and magic, and Wilde has managed to write an engaging and yet still succinct summary of the most important aspects of it. With a culture as rich as that of the Irish, it's a truly remarkable feat to be able to have it all at one's fingertips the way it is thanks to Lady Wilde's work.
From Persia, Assyria, and Egypt, to Greece and the Isles of the Sea, went forth the wandering tribes, carrying with them, as signs of their origin, broken fragments of the primal creed, and broken idioms of the primal tongue – those ...
Author: Lady Wilde
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Category: Social Science
Lady Jane Wilde was the mother of Oscar Wilde and an accomplished folklorist. She sought to preserve Irish culture through recording their enchanting myths, rituals and beliefs. This collection contains over 100 of these enthralling tales, from fairies stealing children to leprechauns promising gold. Each showcase the strange and mystical superstitions spread by Irish peasantry in the ancient tongue. Tales include: • The Horned Women • The Fenian Knights • The Fairy Changeling • The Legends of the Western Islands This edition includes a chapter on the ancient peoples of Ireland written by her husband Sir William Wilde which forms part of the original manuscript. Accompanying the text are beautiful illustrations by Stephen Reid from The High Deeds of Finn and a rare map of ancient Ireland.
But as the early tribes diverged from the central parent stock, the creed and the language began to assume new forms, according as new habits of life and modes of thought were developed amongst the wandering people, by the influence of ...
Author: Francesca Wilde
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Many of the Irish legends, superstitions, and ancient charms now collected were obtained chiefly from oral communications made by the peasantry themselves, either in Irish or in the Irish-English which preserves so much of the expressive idiom of the antique tongue. These narrations were taken down by competent persons skilled in both languages, and as far as possible in the very words of the narrator; so that much of the primitive simplicity of the style has been retained, while the legends have a peculiar and special value as coming direct from the national heart.