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Ausgabe:

Dezember/2014

Spalte:

1487–1488

Kategorie:

Dogmen- und Theologiegeschichte

Autor/Hrsg.:

Wexler, Philip, and Jonathan Garb [Eds.]

Titel/Untertitel:

After Spirituality. Stud­ies in Mystical Traditions. Vol. 1.

Verlag:

New York u. a.: Peter Lang 2012. 197 S. Kart. EUR 33,70. ISBN 978-1-4331-1738-1.

Rezensent:

Bernard McGinn

This volume, based on a research group that met at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, inaugurates a new series of publications devoted to the theme »After Spirit­uality«. The group was primarily concerned with recent sociological study of Jewish mysticism, a perspective evident in the volume despite its claims to adopt a wider perspective. Engagement with other traditions is sparse. There is an essay dealing with secrecy in Papua New Guinea, Tantric Buddhism, and contemporary »serial drama«. Another concerns »A Buddhist Perspective on the Axial Age«. Nevertheless, the lack of anything on Islamic mysticism and the single essay touching on Christianity, devoted to a marginal phenomenon in the recent revival of Christian mysticism, means that the ...


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