Session526
Title'Love for the Other and Discovery of the Self': Reconsidering Mystical Theology
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorTaiwan Association of Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies
 
OrganiserWesley Hwang, Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
 
Moderator/ChairCatherine J. Batt, School of English, University of Leeds
 
Paper 526-a 'Silent Music': The Mystical Theology of St John of the Cross and Buddhist Wisdom
(Language: English)
Wesley Hwang, Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Index Terms: Religious Life; Theology
Paper 526-b 'With her bodily eyes': Divine Hysteria and Female Agency in The Book of Margery Kempe
(Language: English)
Hawwah Yiwen Chen, Department of English, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Religious Life; Theology
 
AbstractRecent decades have witnessed increasing interest in the study of mystical theology in the academic world. For instance, William Johnston portrays fundamental doctrines of Christian mysticism and sets forth a spiritual journey for modern laity people (Mystical Theology: The Science of Love, 2006). By deriving sources widely from Christian tradition and Asian religions, Johnston creates a new mystical theology. For him, mystical theology has long been neglected since the early modern period; and the core of mystical theology is the relation of the self to the divine 'Other'.