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Christian Prayer and Perspectives : Mystics


  • Catholic    Encyclopedia: Meister Eckhart - Biographical article on Meister Johann    Eckhart, Dominican theologian and mystic. Includes bibliography. 

  • Christian Classics Ethereal library:    Eckhart, Johannes - Includes e-texts of writings: sermons, and a section    of Inge's "Light, Life, and Love." 

  • Columbia    Encyclopedia: Eckhart, Meister - Brief biographical article. 

  • The Eckhart Society -    Fosters understanding and appreciation of the thought of Meister Eckhart. 

  • The Equanimous Eckhart -    What Meister Eckhart has to teach us about living in peace and detachment.    By Brian Pierce, O.P. 

  • Meister Eckhart (1260-1328)    - Brief summary from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 

  • Meister Eckhart: A    Medieval Christian Mystic - An outline of the pantheistic mysticism of    the fourteenth century German mystic Meister Eckhart. 

  • Meister    Eckhart Home Page - Steve Shanks presents some sayings of Meister    Eckhart and "Signs of the True Ground." 

  • The Meister Eckhart    Site - Includes introduction, life, works in English and German, essays,    and links. 

  • Mysticism    at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Meister Eckhart - Chapter 4 from a book    by Rudolf Steiner.

  • Catholic    Encyclopedia: Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon - Essay on the    life, experiences, and teachings of this seventeenth-century French mystic. 

  • Guyon,    Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Mothe - Biographical entry, including    bibliography, from the 1911 edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Some    scanner errors, but still legible. 

  • Jeanne Marie    Bouvières de la Mothe Guyon - Portrait, brief biography, plus a hymn    she wrote. 

  • Microsoft    Encarta: Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon - Short biographical    entry. 

  • Other Women's    Voices: Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon - Biography, annotated    links, quotations, and a bibliography. 

  • Who Is Jeanne Guyon?    - Profile of the controversial French author.

  • Of the Song of    Angels - A short treatise by Hilton. From Pepwell's collection, edited    and with notes by Edmund G. Gardner in "The Cell of    Self-Knowledge." 

  • The Scale of Perfection    - Edited by Thomas H. Bestul. In Middle English, slightly adapted for the    Web. Each Book in its own file, with notes. 

  • The Scale (or    Ladder) of Perfection - Full text of Hilton's most famous and enduring    work. From the 1901 Benziger Brothers edition. 

  • The Song of    Angels - Hilton's short tract, with language modernized by Harry    Plantinga. 

  • Treatise Written    to a Devout Man - By Walter Hilton. Complete text. 

  • Walter Hilton -    Article from the Catholic Encyclopedia about Hilton's spiritual writings. 

  • Walter Hilton of    Thurgarton, Mystic - Brief biography.

  • Background    to "A Medieval Woman on Pilgrimmage" by Margery Kempe - Notes    from an introductory course on the history of civilization, taught at West    Chester University of Pennsylvania. 

  •    Kempe, Margery - Very brief profile. 

  • Columbia    Encyclopedia: Kempe, Margery - Brief biographical entry. 

  • Mapping    Margery Kempe - Resources for studying Kempe in her cultural and social    context, particularly the material culture of the 15th-century East Anglian    parish. Includes the text of her Book, links to contemporary religious    figures, medieval iconography. 

  • Margery Kempe: A    Medieval Eccentric - Biographical article by Isabelle de Foix. Includes    bibliography. 

  • Margery Kempe,    Mystic - Brief profile, courtesy of the Liturgical Commission of the    Church of England. 

  • Margery    Kempe: 15th-century seeker - Reflection on Kempe's search for God, by    Mary Ann Jeffreys. 

  • Mystic    and Pilgrim: The "Book" and the World of Margery Kempe -    Clarissa W. Atkinson's book reviewed by JoAnn Wolski Conn, in "Theology    Today," April 1984. 

  • Other Women's    Voices: Margery Kempe - Brief biography, excerpts from her Book,    annotated bibliography, and directory of selected online resources. 

  • Traveling    to Jerusalem: Margery Kempe - Brief biography, itinerary, maps of the    route of her pilgrimage to Jerusalem, student seminar papers, annotated    bibliography. Also includes the Butler-Bowden translation of pertinent    chapters from her Book. 

  • A Visit with    Margery Kempe: A Medieval Journey - An essay examining her life and    Book. By the Rev. Grant S. Carey. 

  • Women's    History Resource Site: Margery Kempe - Brief biography, and annotated    bibliography.

  • Catholic    Encyclopedia: Mechtild of Magdeburg - Biographical article. 

  • Kloster Helfta: Mechthild    of Magdeburg - Brief illustrated biography. 

  • Mechthild    von Magdeburg, Gender and the "unlearned tongue" -    Examines the possible implications of Mechthild's choosing to write Das fließende    Licht der Gottheit (The Flowing Light of the Godhead) in Middle Low German. 

  • Other Women's    Voices: Mechthild of Magdeburg - Brief biography, links, annotated    bibliography, a few short quotes.

  • The    History and Life of the Reverend John Tauler, of Strasbourg - Review of    a biography which was accompanied by selected sermons. In the New Englander    and Yale Review, February 1858. 

  • The Inner Way    - Collection of sermons by John Tauler. Full text of book online. Also    available in plain text, RTF, and as a zip file. 

  • Johannes Tauler, O.P. -    Two-part essay by Michael Suso Berry on Tauler as mystic, pastor, and    preacher. 

  • John Tauler -    Article on the life and teachings of this 14th-century German Dominican    mystic and author. From the Catholic Encyclopedia. 

  • New    Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Tauler, Johann -    Essay on the writings and thought of Tauler. By Ferdinand Cohrs. Includes    bibliography. Requires ability to view PNG files. 

  • On the Feast of    St. Michael and All Angels - Tauler's Sermon XXIV, deals with the nine    choirs of angels. 

  • Tauler, Johannes    - Short biographical entry in the Columbia Encyclopedia.

  • The Academy of American    Poets: Thomas Traherne - Biography and links. 

  • Bibliography:    Questions of Authorship in Thomas Traherne's "Poems of Felicity"    - Outlines the misadventures which befell Thomas Traherne's unpublished    works after his death, and provides a bibliography. By Kevin Lamm. 

  • English    Literature and Religion: Thomas Traherne - Bibliography compiled by    William S. Peterson. 191K. [PDF] 

  • Jnani: Thomas    Traherne - Biography and literary analysis. Bibliography, links. 

  • The re-discovery of    Traherne's poetry and prose-writings - Brief biography, and an    assessment of both the charms and defects of Traherne's writing style. In    The Cambridge History of English and American Literature. 

  • Thomas    Traherne: A Man for Today - Traherne can help teach a Christian sense of    Creation. 

  • Thomas Traherne:    "Centuries of Meditations" - Short essay on this book by    Traherne, which was first published nearly 250 years after his death. In The    Cambridge History of English and American Literature. 

  • Thomas    Traherne: His Search for Felicity - Article from a Theosophical    perspective, by Elsa-Brita Titchenell. 

  • Thomas Traherne,    Poet, Spiritual Writer - Brief essay. 

  • Traherne, Thomas    - Brief entry in the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.

  • Amendment - Poem    included in The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 

  • The Anticipation - Poem.    In The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 

  • Centuries of    Meditations - Full text online. Each "centuries" in its own    file. Also available in plain text, Open EBook, Palm Docbook, PNG page    scans, for Microsoft Reader, and as a zip file. 

  • Dumbness - Poem included    in The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 

  • Eden -    Poem. 

  • An Hymn upon St.    Bartholomew's Day - In The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. To    understand this poem, it helps to know that according to tradition, St.    Bartholomew the Apostle traveled to India, and was either flayed alive or    beheaded in Armenia. 

  • My Spirit - A long poem    by Traherne, in The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 

  • News - Poem by    Traherne, in The Oxford Book of English Verse. 

  • Poets' Corner    - 3 poems by Traherne: Wonder; The Apostasy; and Poverty. 

  • The Rapture - A poem,    from The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 

  • Shadows in the    Water - Poem by Traherne. At The Academy of American Poets. 

  • The Vision - Christian    poem. In The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 

  • Wonder - Poem. With line    numbers. In The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.



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