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Special Issue "Spanish Mysticism"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2020) | Viewed by 22854
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Special Issue Editor
Interests: comparative mysticism; Spanish mysticism; St. John of the Cross; Thomas Merton; Teilhard de Chardin; world religions; philosophy of religion; interfaith dialogue; philosophy, religion and films; the interface of science and religion
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Special Issue Information
The primary scope of the papers is to contextualize Spanish mystical writings in their historical times and to see how their legacy in the Iberian soil continues to evolve over time. The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring together the different fields of knowledge from religious studies, theology, philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, and the arts to address the main question: Do Spanish mystics borrow symbols and narratives from the mystical traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?
Spanish mysticism has become a field of study in itself due to the rich history of kabbalistic, Christian, and Sufi mystics born in the Iberian Peninsula from Moses de Leon to Abraham Abulafia, Ignatius of Loyola to Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, and Ibn ‘Abbad of Ronda to Ibn al-’ Arabi. The three monotheistic religions in the West left a major cultural, spiritual, and religious legacy in the so-called period of convivencia or coexistence in medieval and modern Spain. This special topic on Spanish mysticism has attracted scholars from different disciplines to study the great Spanish mystics. The overall focus of this issue is to trace the mutual influences found in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim mystics and to examine their spiritual legacies in greater depth. The primary scope of the papers is to contextualize their mystical writings in their historical times and to see how their legacy in the Iberian soil continues to evolve over time. The purpose of this special issue is to bring together the different fields of knowledge from religious studies, theology, philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, and the arts to address the main question: Do Spanish mystics borrow symbols and narratives from the mystical traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? The aim is to expand on the existing literature currently available and to bring together the disjoined pieces of the puzzle so we can better and more holistically understand the rich legacy of the Spanish mystics and the extent to which their mystical thoughts are intertwined in the long history of Spanish mystical literature.
Prof. Dr. Cristobal Serran-Pagan Y Fuentes
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- Spanish mysticism
- mystical literature
- mystical theology
- Discalced Carmelites
- St. John of the Cross
- St. Teresa of Avila
- Moses de Leon
- Ibn al-’ Arabi