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Medieval Lay Mystics

Everyone a bride of Christ by Glenn E. Myers
Medieval’s developed “bridal mysticism.”

Mystic women’s voices in the Middle Ages by Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff
Women outnumbered men in medieval mysticism.

Like and unlike God by Edwin Woodruff Tait
Much medieval mysticism had an unlikely source: the writings of an anonymous monk.

Seeing Christ crucified in her soul by Joseph Lynch Margery
Kempe’s story gives us a window into the daily lives of many devout medieval people.

Paths of influence by The editors
The spirituality of medieval mystics inspired Christians for centuries.

Timeline: Four vivid centuries by Daniel Bornstein, Thomas O. Kay, and the editors.
The world in which medieval mystics worshiped and wrote.

Imitating Christ by Greg Peters
Thomas à Kempis and the Brothers and Sisters of the Common Life

The agony and the ecstasy by F. Tyler Sergent
Catherine of Siena invited others into a passionate, physical devotion

A little thing like a nut” by Edwin Woodruff Tait
We know her only as “Lady Julian of Norwich.”

A medieval mystic untimely born? By Kathleen Mulhern
In Brother Lawrence the desires that had motivated medieval mystics found fresh expression.

The fires of love by Matt Forster
From the highest nobility to the lowest working class, medievals heard the call of God over four centuries.

Recommended resources by The issues authors and editors
Here are some recommendations from CH editorial staff and this issue’s authors to help you understand medieval mystics and their world.

 

Christian History Institute
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Worcester, PA
August 22, 2018

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