Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology

Mini-Series: Rhineland and Spanish Mysticism

Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology 12 Grange Road, Cambridge

The first study day will focus on Hadewijch and Meister Eckhart. There was a burgeoning of mystical writings in the late middle ages, especially in the Rhineland region Northern Europe. These texts were both highly experimental and theologically innovative, offering new ways of living in the presence of God. We'll look at a selection of the writings of Hadewijch, a leader of a community of women known as Beguines, and of the more famous Meister Eckhart, to learn something about their spiritual teaching and consider their value for today. The second study day will examine John of the Cross and [...]