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Teaching Mysticism

William B. Parsons


In the academic study of religion the term mysticism has been widely employed and deeply debated, creating multiple tensions within both religious traditions and the academic discourse found within Religious Studies. This book, aimed at teachers and scholars, insiders and outsiders, the educated layperson and those simply interested in mysticism and spirituality, engages not only the what of mysticism but also the how to communicate its complex features in a classroom setting. In order to render intelligible the diverse literature surrounding mysticism, this volume is organized with respect to ... More

Keywords: mysticism, spirituality, teaching, pedagogy, religious studies, methodological approaches, classroom, theories, definitional strategies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199751198
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751198.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William B. Parsons, editor
Rice University