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Christological Aspects of the Mystical Union with God in John of Ruusbroec and the Arnhem Mystical Sermons

Cornet , Ineke and Faesen, Rob (2011) Christological Aspects of the Mystical Union with God in John of Ruusbroec and the Arnhem Mystical Sermons. Sacris Erudiri: A Journal on the Inheritance of Early and Medieval Christianity, 50. pp. 505-537. ISSN 0771-7776

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Abstract

This article presents how John of Ruusbroec and the anonymous author of the sixteenth-century Arnhem Mystical Sermons treated the issue of the immediate union of the human person with God. Ruusbroec attempted to express that there is no qualitative difference between the mutual love of the Father and his Only-Begotten-Son on the one hand, and every good person on the other. This by no means implies that a fusion occurs between Christ and the person, because union occurs through a continuous, inner, present coming of Christ in the person. The Arnhem Mystical Sermons treated this issue equally carefully, though with slightly different emphases. The Arnhem Mystical Sermons describe deification through the indwelling of Christ in the human person, but indicate as well that no human person can have the experience of the manners of knowing, loving and enjoying Christ’s soul, precisely because of the unicity of the hypostatic union.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Christological Aspects, Mystical Union, God, John of Ruusbroec, Arnhem Mystical Sermons
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subject Area(s): C - Church History
Association with University of Divinity: JCS: Jesuit College of Spirituality
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 12:43
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 13:11
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2600

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