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Acute Melancholia and Other Essays: Mysticism, History, and by Amy Hollywood

By Amy Hollywood

This publication showcases the simplest in glossy medieval and non secular scholarship, deploying lively and innovative ways to the research of Christian mysticism and the philosophy of faith. the amount explores over the top varieties of wish and eroticism at play inside of Christian mystical texts and the historiographical, theological, and philosophical difficulties certain up within the interrogation of outstanding reviews of the divine. the writer examines how feminist and queer experiences have replaced the background of mysticism and the way the learn of faith usually has altered our knowing of what's actual, what's actual, and what it skill to analyze a historic subject.

Ideal for rookies and skilled students alike, this quantity types state-of-the-art tools for the moral research of divine embodiment and spiritual adventure within the center a long time. It makes a forceful case for pondering faith as either trust and perform, within which traditions marked through swap are handed down via generations, laying the foundation for his or her personal critique. via a provocative integration of medieval assets and texts via Derrida, Butler, Asad, and Chakrabarty this publication redefines what it ability to interact severely with historical past and people embedded inside it.

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