DescriptionIn Mysticism After Modernity, Don Cupitt argues that the extensive modern literature about mysticism has rested upon a mistake - the belief that there can be meaningful experience prior to language.
1. The Modern Construction of Mysticism and Religious Experience.
2. Theories of Mysticism in Modernity.
3. Dogmatic Theology is an Ideology of Absolute Spiritual Power.
4. Mysticism is a Kind of Writing.
5. How Mystical Writing Produces Religious Happiness.
6. The Politics of Mysticism.
7. Mystical Writing was the Forerunner of Deconstruction and Radical Theology.
"A lucid and stimulating argument for ways to understand mysticism in the postmodern world. Mysticism After Modernity should prove invaluable to those concerned about the relevance and ongoing survival of the mystical tradition." Carl McColman, Mystic-L
<!--end-->"Postmodernists are likely to find this enjoyable reading....this is a challenging little book that deserves to be explored by students of mysticism and religious experience"George Adams, Susquehanna University
"The central theme of this book is the claim that the writings of the classical mystics are misunderstood when they are treated (as they are even by Derrida) as qualified versions of an orthodox metaphysical theism."Maurice Wiles, Oxford
* Highly respected and well known author.
* Re-interprets this much debated topic of study.
* Places the subject of mysticism in a postmodern context.