The Mysticism of Ordinary Life: Whose Mysticism? Whose Ordinariness?
20TH ANNUAL EVELYN UNDERHILL LECTURE IN CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY
Since Karl Rahner popularized the idea of the mysticism of ordinary life several decades ago, it has become conventional to think about mysticism, not as a rare possibility of paranormal experience which belongs to an elite and exclusive group of vowed contemplatives, but as a widespread possibility for deeper relationship with God that is available to everyone in their everyday lives. This expansion of mysticism opens new questions about whose experiences of God count as "ordinary" or normative and how differences of race, gender, class, and other historical variables shape our understanding of mysticism. Join this virtual talk as Andrew Prevot, Boston College Associate Professor of Theology, reflects on these questions in conversation with Latinx and Black/Womanist sources.
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Saturday, July 10 at 10:00am to 11:00amVirtual Event