Session1226
TitleMysticism and Otherness, II: Remembering Other Mystics and Their Texts
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorMystical Theology Network
 
OrganiserLouise Nelstrop, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford / Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, University of Cambridge / Onderzoekscentrum Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
 
Moderator/ChairRob Faesen, Faculteit Theologie en Religiewetenschappen, KU Leuven / Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
 
Paper 1226-a A Forgotten Middle Dutch Lay Mystic: Jan van Leeuwen
(Language: English)
John Arblaster, Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen / Faculty of Theology & Religious Studies, KU Leuven
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Dutch; Theology
Paper 1226-b Water and Wisdom in the Life of Guthlac
(Language: English)
Helen Appleton, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Paper 1226-c A Forgotten English Mystic: The Monk of Farne
(Language: English)
Louise Nelstrop, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford / Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, University of Cambridge / Onderzoekscentrum Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Middle English; Theology
 
AbstractThis session will examine two forgotten 14th-century mystics, one Belgian and the other English. The session will examine some of the key features of their thought, including how they deal with the relationship between themselves and God as the ultimate Other, and also how they construct their mystical authority. The session will consider why these two mystics have been largely forgotten by contemporary scholars where others are so vividly remembered.