TCH 516 Mystical Theology

Faculty: The Rev. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R., Th.D., S.T.D., D.Min. (Profile)


This course will look at Christian mystical experience as a way of knowing and unknowing. It will not only examine the historical background, philosophical underpinnings, theological presuppositions, major expressions, and overall relevance of Christian mysticism for the believer, but also emphasize the role it plays in a person’s journey of faith along the purgative, illuminative, and unitive ways. The course will also address the question of the extent to which mystical experience can be the basis for social action, cross-cultural understanding, and interreligious dialogue.

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