TitleLove Know No Bounds: Mysticism and Borders, II - Transmissions, Translations, and Constructions
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
SponsorMystical Theology Network
OrganiserJohn Arblaster, Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
Moderator/ChairAmanda Langley, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Paper 229-a Breaking the Bounds: Mysticism and Pseudo-Mysticism in Love's Mirror and Suso's Seven Poyntes
(Language: English)
Louise Nelstrop, Protestantse Theologische Universiteit, Amsterdam / St John's College, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Middle English; Lay Piety; Religious Life; Theology
Paper 229-b The Suggestive Power of Transmission, or: How a Scribe, a Printer, and a Duchess Invented Johannes Tauler in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Jonas Hermann, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Harvard University
Index Terms: Language and Literature - German; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Sermons and Preaching; Theology
Paper 229-c The Liber Lelle across Borders: The Book of Angela of Foligno across Confessional and Geographical Boundaries
(Language: English)
Michael S. Hahn, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto
Index Terms: Hagiography; Language and Literature - Latin; Theology; Women's Studies
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 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.