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The Mysticism Group of the

American Academy of Religion

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For the AAR Annual Meeting

in Philadelphia, PA, USA,

November 19-22:

Click below to dowload pdf copies of the papers, as they become available.

Saturday - 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Elizabeth Dreyer, Fairfield University, Presiding
Harvey Hill, Berry College, Presiding
Theme: Late Nineteenth/Early Twentieth-Century Approaches to Mysticism,
East and West

Douglas S. Duckworth, University of Virginia
Buddha-Nature as the Unity of the Two Truths in Mi-pham's ('Ju Mi Pham Rgya
Mtsho, 1842-1912)

Michael J. Kerlin, LaSalle University
Maurice Blondel: Philosophy, Prayer, and the Mystical
Charles J.T. Talar, University of Saint Thomas School of Theology
The Modernist and the Mystic: Albert Houtin's Une Grande Mystique
John M. Thompson, Christopher Newport University
Particular and Universal: Problems Posed by Shaku Soen's "Zen"
James H. Thrall, Duke University
May Sinclair: Mystic Modern

Sunday - 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

June McDaniel, College of Charleston, Presiding
Theme: Mystical Relationships: Marriage and Community
Charlotte Radler, Loyola Marymount University
For the Beloved: Mystical Marriage in Meister Eckhart and the ''Sister
Catherine'' Treatise

Stuart R. Sarbacker, Northwestern University
Indo-Tibetan Tantrism as "Spirit Marriage"
Thomas Cattoi, Boston College
''Devekut'' and Bodily Service: The Role of the Tsaddik and the Redemption
of the "Evil Urges" of the Flock in
Eastern European Hasidic Communities

Robert K.C. Forman, The Forge Institute
Sharing Mystical Experiences in Community: Implications of Some Unusual
Business Meeting:
June McDaniel, College of Charleston, Presiding
Neil Douglas-Klotz, Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning, Presiding

Monday - 4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Hindy Najman, University of Toronto, Presiding
Theme: Responding To Elliot Wolfson's Language, Eros, Being
Kalman P. Bland, Duke University
Robert Gibbs, University of Toronto
Robin Darling Young, University of Notre Dame Department of Theology
Jeffrey Kripal, Rice University
Elliot R. Wolfson, New York University

Tuesday - 9:00 am-11:30 am

Neil Douglas-Klotz, Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning, Presiding
Theme: The Mystical Experience: Natural or Supernatural?
Sandra Costen Kunz, Princeton Theological Seminary
Dust and Wind: The Relationality between Natural and Supernatural in James
Loder's Model of Mysticism for
Social Transformation
G. William Barnard, Southern Methodist University
Henri Bergson's Trans-Natural Mysticism
Mark McInroy, Harvard University
''Spiritual Senses," Natural, and Supernatural in Hans Urs von Balthasar's
Theological Aesthetics

Luke Higgins, Drew University
Interstitial Spatiality, Relationality, and Spiritual Freedom: A "Natural"
Whiteheadian Perspective on Mystical