James Loder, Mystical Spirituality, and James Hillman
These areas of focus and related questions encompass broad landscapes. This book places a magnifying glass on one piece of the terrain by engaging the work of philosopher, theologian, and psychologist James Loder, mystical spirituality scholars Andrew Louth, Bernard McGinn, Denys Turner, and Mark McIntosh, and archetypal movement founder James Hillman. Without denying differences, this work is the first analysis to identify connections among these thinkers. The significance of the connections is both substantive and methodological for intra- and inter-faith (broadly understood) spirituality discussion, as well as for the engagement of the Christian church with the culture of the twenty-first century.
Acknowledgements 7 Abbreviations 9 Introduction 11 Chapter One Ego-Relativization in the Transformation Theory of James Loder 31 Chapter Two Four Contemporary Authors on Christian Mystical Spirituality 81 Chapter Three Loder and Christian Mystical Spirituality 139 Chapter Four The Ego-Relativization Theory of James Hillman 175 Chapter Five Loder and Hillman 219 Chapter Six Conclusions 273 Bibliography 283 Index 307
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