HDS 2003

Mystical Theology

Amy Hollywood and Charles Marshall Stang


This course will examine the history of mystical theology in early and medieval traditions of Christianity. Through a close reading of primary texts in translation students will engage questions of divine mystery, transcendence, and hiddenness; the practice of affirmation (kataphasis) and negation (apophasis); mystical union; and the limits of language.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1448

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Tues 2pm-4pm
Andover Hall Room 102

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None