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By Hilaire Kallendorf

"Winner of the 2011 Bainton Prize for Reference Works" The canon of Hispanic mysticism is increasing. not is our photo of this unique model of early sleek devotional perform constrained to a handful of venerable saints. as a substitute, we realize quite a lot of marginal figures as practitioners of mysticism, extensively outlined. Neither will we restrict the examine of mysticism unavoidably to the Christian faith, nor even to the world of literature. Representations of mysticism also are present in the visible, plastic and musical arts. The terminology and theoretical framework of mysticism permeate early glossy Hispanic cultures. ironically, by means of taking a extra inclusive method of learning mysticism in its marginal manifestations, we draw mysticism in all its advanced iterations again towards its rightful position on the middle of early smooth religious event. individuals comprise: Colin Thompson, Alastair Hamilton, Christina Lee, Clara E. Herrera, Darcy Donahue, Elena del Rio Parra, Evelyn Toft, Fernando Duran Lopez, Francisco Morales, Freddy Dominguez, Glyn Redworth, Jane Ackerman, Jessica Boon, Jose Adriano de Freitas Carvalho, Luce Lopez-Baralt, Maria Carrion, Maryrica Lottman, and Tess Knighton."

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