Session1426
TitleMysticism and Otherness, IV: Bridging Theoretical Divides - Philosophical and Literary Responses - A Round Table Discussion
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 19.00-20.00
 
SponsorMystical Theology Network / Institute for the Study of Spirituality, KU Leuven
 
OrganiserLouise Nelstrop, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford / Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, University of Cambridge / Onderzoekscentrum Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
 
Moderator/ChairLouise Nelstrop, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford / Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, University of Cambridge / Onderzoekscentrum Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
 
AbstractThis round table discussion offers methodological reflections on the concept of 'otherness' found in mystical texts. It will discuss the state of current scholarship and ask how we might more fruitfully create dialogue across a range of approaches to otherness (philosophical, theological, feminist etc.) so as to more fully appreciate its social and cultural ramifications.

Participants include Rob Faesen (KU Leuven / Universiteit Antwerpen), Racha Kirakosian (Harvard University), Laura Moncion (University of Toronto), and Andrés Quero-Sánchez (Universität Erfurt).