religious mysticism


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Noun1.religious mysticism - a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate realityreligious mysticism - a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
quietism - a form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God
Sufism - Islamic mysticism
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Richard Leyburn, deceased before the story begins, but warm in the memory of the few who had known him, above all of his great-souled daughter Catherine, strikes us, with his religious mysticism, as being in this way one of the best things in the book:--
The second is on religious mysticism to which he aligns Jung's psychology and thoughts on existentialism, mostly of religious existentialists such as Karl Jaspers and Colin Wilson.
Prior works on Alexander I's reign [1801-1825] have divided it into periods of liberal reform and then harsh reaction accompanied by religious mysticism, yet Alexander's tempering of reform initiatives during his early reign and later utopian experiments undermine this rigid dichotomy.
Wexler (sociology of education, Hebrew U., Israel) explores the connection between religious mysticism and social theory, arguing for a "mystical social hermeneutic." He underscores the religious inclination of classical social theory and argues for a recentering of this religious consciousness in terms of otherwise secular sociology.
While Gottlieb correctly addresses Jaco-bi's religious mysticism, he too easily accepts his interpretation of Spinoza as a fatalist (67-69) giving Jacobi's prejudice against Spinoza too much credit.
Donohoe's playing expertly conveyed the shift from tone-painting to religious mysticism. Liszt's Au Bord d'un Source, in contrast, was invigoratingly fresh and bracing.
This may be the most important of his books, since it establishes the basis for his religious mysticism.
Her fast rise to culture minister and member of the Politburo is strangely paired with an interest in Eastern cultures, religious mysticism, and the occult.
Oxaal declares at the outset of this book, "I am attempting to explain the historical background of this curiously hybrid work (the Tractatus) that is, its logical theory with religious mysticism." One must say that he has been largely successful.--Jude P.
Leadbeater's 1901 book on religious mysticism. Besant haunts the exhibition: A British social reformer and an advocate of women's rights and of Indian nationalism, she became president of the Theosophical Society and a clairvoyant; then, while in India with Leadbeater in 1909, recognized the messianic aura given off by thirteen-year-old Jiddu Krishnamurti.
The object of this paper is to consider the compatibility of social criticism and religious mysticism. At first look, social criticism and religious mysticism do not appear compatible at all.
The religious mysticism surrounding the Lost Ark of the Covenant is what captured his imagination in the first place, he says, and it's the mysticism surrounding the Holy Grail and now the Crystal Skull that keeps him fascinated by the franchise.