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Theo-Monistic Mysticism

A Hindu-Christian Comparison


Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michael Stoeber
    Pages 1-5
  3. Michael Stoeber
    Pages 61-85
  4. Michael Stoeber
    Pages 87-112
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 113-135

About this book


In response to some of the current explanations of mystic phenomena, this book proposes an interpretive framework for understanding mysticism. It clarifies various kinds of mystical experiences, suggesting they are not wholly determined by subjective categories of interpretation, and illustrates how they can be synthesised in a theistic, mystic teleology. In reference to Ramanuja, Aurobinodo, Sankara, Eckhart, Ruusbroec, and Boehme, monistic experiences are understood to culminate in higher theistic realizations, to which other kinds of mysticism can also be related.


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  1. 1.Department of Religion and Religious EducationThe Catholic University of AmericaWashingtonUSA

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