IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1636: Mysticism and Biblical Exegesis, II: Renewing and Revealing the Word

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Mystical Theology Network
Organiser:Louise Nelstrop, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:John Arblaster, Institute for the Study of Spirituality, KU Leuven
Paper 1636-aGertrude the Great in Reception: How Latin Mystical Thought Gets Transformed in Translation
(Language: English)
Racha Kirakosian, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Harvard University
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Religious Life, Theology, Women's Studies
Paper 1636-bSister Catherine Reads Scripture: The Hermeneutics of Self-Abandoning
(Language: English)
Benjamin Morgan, Worcester College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Religious Life, Theology, Women's Studies
Paper 1636-cThe Office of Richard Rolle: Appropriating Incarnational Exegesis
(Language: English)
Louise Nelstrop, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life, Theology, Women's Studies
Abstract

This session explores the scriptural and liturgical dynamics of mystical texts. Central to the session is the reception history of scripture, when it is read through a mystical and/or apophatic lens. The papers explore ways in which mystical writings renew, reveal, and transform both the Word (both Christ and scripture) and the reader.