IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1226: Mysticism and Otherness, II: Remembering Other Mystics and Their Texts

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Mystical Theology Network
Organiser:Louise Nelstrop, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford / School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Rob Faesen, Institute for the Study of Spirituality, KU Leuven / Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
Paper 1226-aA Forgotten Middle Dutch Lay Mystic: Jan van Leeuwen
(Language: English)
John Arblaster, Institute for the Study of Spirituality, KU Leuven / Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Theology
Paper 1226-bWater and Wisdom in the Life of Guthlac
(Language: English)
Helen Appleton, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Paper 1226-cA Forgotten English Mystic: The Monk of Farne
(Language: English)
Louise Nelstrop, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford / School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Theology
Abstract

This session will examine two forgotten 14th-century mystics, one Belgian and the other English. The session will examine some of the key features of their thought, including how they deal with the relationship between themselves and God as the ultimate Other, and also how they construct their mystical authority. The session will consider why these two mystics have been largely forgotten by contemporary scholars where others are so vividly remembered.