Love knows no bounds: contemporary artistic engagement with Marguerite Porete

L.A. Nelstrop, Pol Herrmann

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This chapter explores the value of using contemporary art as one way into regenerating the study of comparative mysticism. The field saw marked decline in the wake of Steven T. Katz convincing demonstration of the groundedness of mystical experiences within their cultural and/or religious contexts. As a way of exploring the potential of art to help us find new avenues into comparative conversations, this essay brings Michael A. Sells re-evaluation of mysticism in terms of ‘performative apophasis’ into conversation with the work of internationally-acclaimed Belgian artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (AMVK) on the topic of Marguerite Porete’s Mirror of Simple Souls. We argue that this highlight the importance of considering questions of sex and gender within the study of Comparative Mysticism.
Originele taal-2English
TitelGender and medieval mysticism from India to Europe
RedacteurenAlexandra Verini, Abir Bazaz
Plaats van productieAbingdon
Aantal pagina's22
ISBN van elektronische versie9781003350880
ISBN van geprinte versie9781032358499
StatusPublished - sep. 2023

Publicatie series

NaamContemporary Theological Explorations in Mysticism

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