HUMA 1780 Lecture Notes - Christian Mysticism

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20 Nov 2012
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Stories in diverse media (ap huma 1780b) wednesday. Audience: monastic environment (consolation & spiritual guidance); larger christian readership; Emancipatory potential for women; perhaps, all monotheistic traditions. Journey whose end is the mystical ecstasy or rapture; Essentially negative side of the search for god; God can become the spider god or the god of love, god is unpredictable, you can grasp him a. Infinite otherness of the absolute. little bit but you won"t understand him fully. : supplicant sufferer, efficient communication with the divine, dedicated lover. Kierkegaard: limitations of ethics, religious disillusionment => defiant despair. Nietzsche: bold overcoming of suffering, possible self-creation (ubermensch) Mysticism: dark night of the soul , possibility of a renewed faith. Message expressed through plot example: screenplay and embodied by characters (similar to tragedy); More effective communication due to use of the moving image (instead of merely written text); Medium capable of indirectly: a) addressing social-political-cultural issues;

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