IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1736: Mysticism and Biblical Exegesis, III: Reform and Revelation?

Thursday 9 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Mystical Theology Network
Organiser:Louise Nelstrop, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Rob Faesen, Institute for the Study of Spirituality, KU Leuven
Paper 1736-aWhere Language Goes to Die: Judgement Day II and the Apophatic Construction of Heaven
(Language: English)
Timothy Flight, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Theology
Paper 1736-bMatter is an Adulteress: The Implications of a Biblical Parable in Meister Eckhart
(Language: English)
Christopher Wojtulewicz, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, King's College London
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Theology
Paper 1736-cMeister Eckhart's Mystical Treatment of the Exodus Revelation of God's Name as Almighty
(Language: English)
Ian Richardson, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, King's College London
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Theology
Abstract

This session explores the effect on doctrine and theological concepts of reading biblical texts through a mystical/apophatic lens. Three ideas are explored: heaven, matter, and the notion of God as ‘Almighty’, illustrating both the revelatory and reforming nature of mystical exegesis and its potential to verge on the heretical.