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Unending desire : De Certeau's 'mystics'.

Sheldrake, P. (2001) 'Unending desire : De Certeau's 'mystics'.', Way supplement., 102 . pp. 38-48.

Abstract

The writings of Michel de Certeau on mysticism are interdisciplinary, original and tantalizing. They draw on disciplines ranging from history, theology and spirituality to psychoanalysis, semiotics and cultural theory. While de Certeau concentrated on sixteenth and seventeenth-century French and Spanish spiritualities with their emphasis on 'spiritual experience', one of his most controversial views was that mysti¬cism is not purely a matter of interiority but is a form of disruptive 'social practice'.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Mystical tradition, Mysticism, Christian discipleship, Fable.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
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Record Created:02 Jul 2008
Last Modified:03 Jun 2011 16:44

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