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Transformative light and luminous traditions in early Christian mysticism and monasticism
CTR, Lunds universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4602-2486
2014 (English)In: Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift, ISSN 0039-6761, Vol. 90, no 4, p. 179-187Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article deals with the use of light as a metaphor as well as an expression of divine presence in two different early Christian contexts, the sayings of the desert fathers, and the writings of early Christian mystics, and shows how they share the same basic ideas, but use different means of expression.

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2014. Vol. 90, no 4, p. 179-187
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Plato, Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite, Ephraem, Syrus, Saint, 303-373, Gregory, Saint, Bp of Nyssa, ca 335-ca 394, Apophthegmata Patrum, Light and darkness -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Mysticism -- 0030-600, Monasticism and religious orders -- 0030-600, Desert Fathers, Fathers of the church -- Biblical interpretation, Fire -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Revelation -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- 0030-600
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-606OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ths-606DiVA, id: diva2:1369899
Available from: 2019-11-13 Created: 2019-11-13 Last updated: 2019-11-13Bibliographically approved

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