TitleLove Know No Bounds: Mysticism and Borders, III - Philosophical and Theological Receptions
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
SponsorInstitute for the Study of Spirituality, KU Leuven
OrganiserJohn Arblaster, Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
Moderator/ChairWilliam P. Hyland, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Paper 329-a Retrieving Ruusbroec in Modernity: The Flemish Jesuits between Mysticism and Nationalism
(Language: English)
John Arblaster, Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Language and Literature - Dutch; Political Thought; Theology
Paper 329-b 'Love is only where different things, being free and capable of an independent existence, feel attracted to each other': Meister Eckhart and Schelling on the Bounds of Love
(Language: English)
Andrés Quero-Sánchez, Institut für Philosophie, Universität Regensburg
Index Terms: Language and Literature - German; Philosophy; Theology
Paper 329-c Weird Bullsh*t Spirituality: Meister Eckhart Meets the Anthropologists David Graeber and Joseph Henrich
(Language: English)
Benjamin Morgan, Worcester College, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Anthropology; Language and Literature - German; Philosophy
AbstractThese sessions collectively explore ways in which mystical understandings of love naturally resist attempts to confine them, crossing theological, philosophical, literary, linguistic, temporal, and geographical borders, as well as flowing out into the borders of manuscripts. Session I explores how mystical texts and writers engage with boundaries of gender, the body, linguistics, and spiritual anthropology in the Low Countries and Rhineland tradition, particularly in the thought of Marguerite Porete and Jan van Ruusbroec. Session II explores the transmissions and constructions of authors, texts, and mystical motifs across confessional and geographical borders. It will focus particularly on the writings of Angelo of Foligno, Johannes Tauler, Henry Suso, and Nicholas Love. Session III explores the 19th to 21st-century reception of medieval mystical authors, texts and ideas. It will focus particularly on the reception of Meister Eckhart and Jan van Ruusbroec in the thought of Friedrich Schelling, Martin Heidegger, David Graeber, Joseph Henrich, and pivotal Jesuit scholars.