Paradise Now: Essays on Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism by April D. DeConick

By April D. DeConick

A considerable creation to the research of early Jewish and Christian mysticism, this quantity examines significant facets of the paranormal culture inside early Judaism and Christianity. this custom was once headquartered at the trust individual without delay, instantly, and ahead of loss of life can adventure the divine, both as a rapture adventure or one solicited through a selected praxis. The essays outline and learn the character and practices of mysticism because it emerges inside of early Judaism and Christianity, spotting this emergence inside of numerous communal environments. higher questions on the connection among hermeneutics and event, in addition to the connection among mysticism and apocalypticism also are mentioned, and a considerable bibliography of the sector is supplied. The e-book is the results of ten years of labor of the Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism unit of the Society of Biblical Literature.

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The fact that visions needed to be authenticated within the public domain made them a resource that could be shared and could be contested. The wide-ranging essays in this volume present a compelling new case for the importance of discernment as a point of contact and a point of dispute between the many different groups of believers that comprised Reformation Europe. Discernment, as a personal pursuit and as a collective one, was inexorably linked to the identification of sanctity, both “real” and “false”.

4600 Bd. Ms. 4, fol. 205r, Cornell University Archives, Ithaca, NY; Plantsch, Opusculum de sagis maleficis, sigs. c2r–3v. , Jean Gerson, De directione cordis, in his Oeuvres completes, ed. Palémon Glorieux (Paris and New York: Desclée, 1960–), vol. 8 (1971), sections 37–38, 108–9; Felix Malleolus or Hemmerli, Tractatus I de exorcismis, in Malleus Maleficarum, 2 vols. (Frankfurt, 1600), 2:387, 392. 42 Two (related) examples of demonological lectures presented as sermoncycles are Geiler von Kaisersberg, Die Emeis, and Plantsch, Opusculum de sagis maleficis.

47 Calvin devoted most of Book 1, Chapter 14 of the final edition of the Institutes (1559) to a relatively spare and stripped-down theory of angels and made scattered remarks elsewhere. 48 Heinrich Bullinger of Zurich dedicated an extended sermon (some 14,000 words) in the fourth series of his Decades (1567) to the subject of angels and demons. 2]. 50 Alone of the authors reviewed here, Zanchi took the time and trouble to isolate disputed questions and to gather together a formidable list of testimonies on each issue, which he explored in neo-scholastic fashion.

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