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Mysticism - Nature and History
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Part of Mysticism:

1. Nature and History

2. Schools of Mysticism

A. Theory and Technique

From the theological point of view, mysticism may be regarded as consciousness of the experience of uncreated grace as revelation and self-communication of the triune God. The task of a “theology of mysticism” is to give a scientific and theoretical account of its presuppositions and principles, using the methods of theol…

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Heribert Fischer, “Mysticism - Nature and History”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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