Download e-book for iPad: Acute Melancholia and Other Essays: Mysticism, History, and by Amy Hollywood

By Amy Hollywood

ISBN-10: 023115643X

ISBN-13: 9780231156431

ISBN-10: 0231156448

ISBN-13: 9780231156448

This ebook showcases the simplest in sleek medieval and non secular scholarship, deploying lively and innovative techniques to the examine of Christian mysticism and the philosophy of faith. the quantity explores over the top varieties of wish and eroticism at play inside of Christian mystical texts and the historiographical, theological, and philosophical difficulties sure up within the interrogation of awesome reviews of the divine. the writer examines how feminist and queer experiences have replaced the heritage of mysticism and the way the research of faith typically has altered our figuring out of what's real, what's genuine, and what it skill to analyze a old subject.

Ideal for beginners and skilled students alike, this quantity versions state-of-the-art tools for the moral research of divine embodiment and non secular adventure within the center a long time. It makes a forceful case for puzzling over faith as either trust and perform, within which traditions marked through swap are handed down via generations, laying the foundation for his or her personal critique. via a provocative integration of medieval assets and texts by way of Derrida, Butler, Asad, and Chakrabarty this e-book redefines what it skill to interact severely with heritage and people embedded inside of it.

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