Denys Turner's The Darkness of God: Negativity in Christian Mysticism PDF

By Denys Turner

For the medieval mystical culture, the Christian soul meets God in a 'cloud of unknowing', a divine darkness of lack of awareness. This assembly with God is past all realizing and past all experiencing. Mysticisms of the trendy interval, to the contrary, position 'mystical adventure' on the centre, and modern readers tend to misunderstand the medieval culture in 'experientialist' phrases. Denys Turner argues that the uniqueness and modern relevance of medieval mysticism lies accurately in its rejection of 'mystical experience', and locates the magical firmly in the snatch of the normal and the standard. The argument covers a few primary specialists within the interval from Augustine to John of the Cross.

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