The Costan Lecture 2015 – Bernard McGinn

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Lecture

“STRETCHING OUT FOREVER: INFINITY AND INCOMPREHENSIBILITY IN EARLY CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM”

Bernard McGinn, Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor, Emeritus at the University of Chicago, The Divinity School

November 5, 2015

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Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor, Emeritus at the University of Chicago, The Divinity School. He is a internationally respected scholar in the history of Christianity and the history of Christian thought, and he has written extensively about spirituality and mysticism. His current project is a seven-volume history of Christian mysticism in the West under the general title The Presence of God (The Crossroad Publishing Company). The five volumes that have already appeared are The Foundations of Mysticism, The Growth of Mysticism: Gregory the Great through the 12th Century, The Flowering of Mysticism: Men and Women in the New Mysticism 1200-1350, The Harvest of Mysticism in Medieval Germany, and The Varieties of Vernacular Mysticism: 1350-1550. His most recent book outside that series is Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae:  A Biography (Princeton University Press).

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