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Mysticism without Bounds : Essays from the International Conference on Mysticism -Human Transcendence, Economic Life, Medical Materialism-
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Editor: Dr. Kurian Kachappilly.
Bibliographical Details xii, 286 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 935148064X
ISBN-13 9789351480648, 978-9351480648
Year of Publication 2015.
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`Mysticism without Bounds' explores the interdisciplinarity as a way of naming the phenomenon of crossing-over boundaries that mysticism makes possible. Scientists and researchers reveal that certain common grounds do exist among the various forms of consciousness, scattered among the world's religions, theologies, sciences, philosophies, and art forms. The discovery of such points of convergence among religions, sciences, and philosophies on `mysticism' is intellectually very exciting and it holds out the possibility of creating a new worldview in which these disciplines would be seen as distinct yet complementary ways of exploring the same underlying reality. The present volume ignites an awareness about `Mysticism' embracing various realms of human thought, like -- Timelessness with Time, Everyday Spirituality, Human Transcendence, Economic Life, Medical Materialism, Yogic Interpretation, Mystical Enthusiasm, Psychology, Contemporary Scientific Views, and Theology.

The book is a collection of keynote/research papers presented at the International Conference "Mysticism without Bounds" (MwB) with the sole motive to create awareness of the essential unity of humanity irrespective of any social barrier. The author hopes that they will help the inquisitive readers and lovers of truth in discovering this essential unity so as to work for the good of the humanity.


1. Introduction / Dr. Kurian Kachappilly

2. Mysticism Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow : The Intersection of the Timeless with Time / Dr. Bernard McGinn

3. Economic Life and Human Transcendence : A Paradigm for Everyday Spirituality / Dr. Antoon Vandevelde and Dr. Roy Varghese Palatty

4. The Sacred in Creation and the God-intoxicated Celt? / Dr. Una Agnew

5. Distress and Joy in love of the Absolute : Understanding the Mystic's Love Affair with God / Dr. Paul Moyaert

6. Between Mysticism and Medical Materialism : The Relevance of William James and John Dewey for the Question of Neurotheology / Dr. Jonathan Weidenbaum

7. Sobering Up to the Other : Levinas' Paradoxical View on Mystical Enthusiasm / Dr. Roger Burggraeve

8. "I Live, Not I; It is Christ Who Lives in Me" (Gal 2:20) : A Yogic Interpretation of Paul's Religious Experience / Dr. Joseph Pathrapankal

9. Mysticism without Bounds: Jacob Boehme, William Blake and Jung's Psychology / Dr. Patrick Menneteau

10. `Cosmo-theandric' Mysticism : Contemporary Scientific Views / Dr. Thomas Manikkam

11. Mysticism and Apophaticism without or within Bounds? : Four Contemporary Challenges for Christian Theology in a Western Context / Dr. Lieven Boeve

12. The Mystical Strategies of St Teresa of Avila / Dr. Peter Mark Tyler

13. Presence and Mysticis : Retrieval of Pseudo-Dionysius in Deconstruction and Theology / Dr. Sebastian Madathummuriyil

14. Contributors

15. Index of Subjects

16. Index of Authors

Dr. Kurian Kachappilly is the Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the DVK, Bangalore, India; and Associate Director, Research Centre, Christ University, Bangalore, India. He holds Master's Degrees in English Literature and Psychology, and a Licentiate and Doctorate in Philosophy from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Bangalore University, Bangalore; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium; Fakultaet fuer Informatik & Wirtschaftsinformatik, Wuerzburg, Germany; the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, the Philippines; and other institutions.

Dr. Kachappilly is a prolific writer with several books and many scientific articles to his credit. Some of the books include God of Love Revisited (1998), Between Partners (1999), Word of God Retold (2001), God of Love: A Neoclassical Inquiry (2002), God-Talk Reconstructed: An Introduction to Philosophy of God (2006), Process: Implications and Applications (2006), Mystic Musings in Art and Poetry : Thematic Essays from the International Conference `Mysticism without Bounds' (2013), Mystic Musings in Religions: Selected Papers from the International Conference `Mysticism without Bounds' (2013), etc. His major areas of research are `Indian Roots of Process Philosophy', `Whitehead and Philosophical Doctrines of Buddhism', `Innovative Experiments in Pedagogy', `Religion vis a vis Society', `Inquiry into Religious Experience' and `Corporate Social Responsibility'.

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