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How platonic is Christian mysticism?

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Histories of western mysticism begin with Plato; so do histories of the betrayal of Christ by Christianity. The Lutheran and Reformed traditions habitually assume that when we give up Plato we give up mysticism, and that at all events we must give up Plato; if Anglicans reject one it will be Plato, but it is commonly assumed that, once certain caveats are applied, a Christian can embrace both without paradox or heresy. In these disputes it is usual to treat Plato as a philosopher with a syste...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Theology Faculty, Theology and Religion Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
De Gruyter Publisher's website
Journal:
Perichoresis Journal website
Acceptance date:
2016-02-01
ISSN:
2284-7308
URN:
uuid:e35f9732-781b-4bc3-a8aa-8f3d15a5bf69
Source identifiers:
610182
Local pid:
pubs:610182

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