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11 August 2006

Aspects of Mysticism - FREE sample article from the new Friends Quarterly available
The new issue of The Friends Quarterly is out now!

As a mode of spiritual experience mysticism is found in all the major world
religions. It is both contemporary and historical. The July Friends Quarterly
brings together two present-day Quaker witnesses to its wide-reaching
power (Roswitha Jarman and Moira Fitt) and four Quaker guides to seminal
figures of the past. David Blamires traces the impact of Meister Eckhart on
Quakerism from the late nineteenth century onwards, emphasising the role
of the American Quaker Rufus Jones. Christopher Holdsworth explains how
St Bernard of Clairvaux transforms the eroticism of the Old Testament
Song of Songs into a series of profound sermons on the mystical life.

Elizabeth Andersen shows how the image of 'the eyes of the soul' draws
together Mechthild of Magdeburg's experience of the divine and the world.

Finally, Laurence Lerner takes a provocative look at the extent to which the
poetic opposes the mystical in the work of George Herbert, Henry Vaughan
and Thomas Traherne.

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David Blamires, Editor Friends Quarterly


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Aspects of Mysticism - FREE sample article from the new Friends Quarterly available
David Blamires, Editor Friends Quarterly

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Jessica Metheringham & Judy Kirby
Living our faith locally
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Endeavours to Mend
Clare-Marie White
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David de Verny
A kindly light
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