What is your definition of mysticism
What is Christian Mysticism?
Concept, meaning and origin
Many mystics of church history have left written works that have made them spiritual writers.
The word "mysticism" comes from the Greek μυστικός (mystikós) and can be translated as "mysterious". It denotes reports and statements about the experience of a divine or absolute reality as well as efforts to achieve such an experience. Mystical currents occur in practically all world religions, including Christianity.
- Mysticism is understood as a gracious experience of God and his work in the soul, which cannot be brought about by one's own effort, but only by God himself
- Mysticism describes the union with God in the ground of the ego
- Mysticism as a practice that aims at becoming one (unio mystica) with God, which should already be experienced in the local life
- experience the awareness of God's immediate presence
- the "transformation into God" is seen as the goal of the mystical path.
Origin - Christian mysticism
Christian mysticism has its origin in the experiences of God by the mystics of the church. The great mystics of the Church include:
- Augustine of Hippo
- (Pseudo-) Dionysius Areopagita
- Bernhard of Clairvaux
- Hildegard von Bingen
- Francis of Assisi
- Johannes Bonaventure
- Thomas Aquinas
- Gertrud von Helfta
- Mechthild of Magdeburg
- Mechtild from Hackeborn
- Master Eckart
- Heinrich Seuse
- Johannes Tauler
- Birgitta of Sweden
- Catherine of Siena
- Niklaus von Flüe
- Catherine of Genoa
- Ignatius of Loyola
- Theresa of Avila
- John of the Cross
- Francis de Sales
- Anna Katharina Emmerick
- Therese von Lisieux
- Edith Stein
and much more.
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