11b-2 Mysticism

11b-2 Mysticism - Mysticism What is Mysticism? means...

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Mysticism What is Mysticism? means different things at different times understood differently by different traditions conflation of various traditions into one meta- tradition in twentieth century belief that all mystical forms are in essence the same question of interrelationships between different mystical religions What is Mysticism? Ambiguity used for many different movements, periods and cultures etymology Greek must ē s musthß = initiated one who keeps silence; must ē rion musthrion = initiated divine secret mustikos mustikoß = things related to the must ē rion musthrion initiate as “mystic” or the knowledge and practices as “mystic” Entering the presence of God (through mystical, interior path) seeing the face of God
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Paul’s use of “mystery” language musth/rion, must ē rion Rom. 11:25, 16:25 1 Cor. 15:51 Eph. 1:9, 3:3-9, 6:19 Col. 1:26, 2:2, 4:3 2 Thess. 2:7 1 Tim. 3:9, 16 Knowledge of God Arabic ma ʿ rifah , ʿ irf ā n ن"َ$%ِ’ (َ$ِ%ْ*َ+ Greek gn ō sis gnwsiß ; Sanskrit ā na ( !ान ) Knowledge of: Nature of the universe “everywhere you turn, there is the Face of God” (Q 2:115)
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11b-2 Mysticism - Mysticism What is Mysticism? means...

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