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PublicationThe Inner Ascent to God and the Innermost of the Human Person in the Arnhem mystical sermons.2016-11-14 Langhans-Cornet, Ineke ; Faesen, Rob ; Arblaster, JohnThe St. Agnes monastery in Arnhem, inhabited by many rich and noble canonesses following the rule of St. Augustine, was an important centre in the network of renewed interest in mysticism in the sixteenth-century Low Countries. A sixteenth-century manuscript from their library contains the Arnhem mystical sermons, a collection with Middle Dutch sermons structured according to the Cycles of Seasons and the Cycle of Saints which has strong connections with the widely disseminated woman-authored Evangelical Pearl and the Temple of Our Soul. The sermons’s main focus is the mystical interpretation of the Church’s liturgy, with a strong emphasis on the events of the life and death of Christ which play an important role in the imitation of Christ. This chapter analyses the mystical anthropology of the Arnhem mystical sermons and focuses on various concepts that are used to describe the innermost being of the person. The chapter explains how these concept denote different facets of the mystical ascent towards God and how these concepts are related to the imitation of Christ and the mystical interpretation of the liturgy. In doing so, this chapter examines both the connections with fourteenth-century mystics like Eckhart and Ruusbroec, as well as the unique accentuations presented by this sixteenth-century author.
PublicationThe Arnhem Mystical Sermons. Preaching Liturgical Mysticism in the Context of Catholic Reform2018-12-06 Langhans-Cornet, InekeIn this book, Ineke Cornet presents the first in-depth study of this sixteenth-century sermon collection from the canonnesses of St. Agnes in Arnhem. Through a careful analysis of sources and parallels, this book demonstrates how the sermons creatively integrate both Rhineland and Brabantine mysticism into a unique commentary on the liturgical year. The sermons, which contribute to the Catholic Reform, systematically explore the mystical celebration of the liturgy which underpins every aspect of the collection’s theology of inner ascent. Together with the Evangelical Pearl and the Temple of Our Soul, the sermons are part of a wider literary network that plays a significant part in the history of Dutch mysticism.
PublicationIntroducing the Arnhem mystical sermons2012 Langhans-Cornet, Ineke ; Kallungal, Martin Sebastian ; Faesen, Rob ; Langhans-Cornet, Ineke
PublicationThe Incorporation of Ruusbroec’s Spiritual Espousals into the Sixteenth-Century Arnhem Mystical Sermons. A Comparative Textual Analysis(Church History and Religious Culture; 90 (4) ) 2010 Langhans-Cornet, InekeThe anonymous ArnhemMystical Sermons (Royal Library,TheHague, ms. 133H13), copied around 1560 in the St. Agnes convent in Arnhem, is the largest sermon collection that has no other corresponding compilation. Till now, no concrete sources had been identified. This article elaborates on my discovery that one sermon (111) has incorporated a part of Ruusbroec’s Spiritual Espousals with significant adaptations. This article provides a detailed analysis of the similarities and modifications, thereby showing the continuity and discontinuity with the fourteenth-century Ruusbroec and relating these differences to the context of the sixteenth-century by showing parallels with other mystical works from the region of Arnhem, namely the Evangelical Pearl and the Temple of Our Soul.
PublicationIntroduction2012 Kallungal, Martin Sebastian ; Langhans-Cornet, Ineke ; Kallungal, Martin Sebastian ; Faesen, Rob ; Langhans-Cornet, Ineke
PublicationGod, the Human Person and the Human-God Relationship. An Analysis of the Arnhem Mystical Sermons in Comparison with Aurobindo2012 Langhans-Cornet, Ineke ; Kallungal, Martin Sebastina ; Faesen, Rob ; Langhans-Cornet, Ineke
PublicationChristological Aspects of the Mystical Union with God in John of Ruusbroec and the Arnhem Mystical Sermons(Sacris Erudiri ) 2011 Faesen, Rob ; Langhans-Cornet, InekeThis 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.
PublicationParticipating in Scripture: A Late Medieval Mystical Reading of the Biblical Text in the Arnhem Mystical Sermons2014 Langhans-Cornet, Ineke ; Bieringer, Reimund ; Burggraeve, Roger ; Nathan, Emmanual ; Steegen, Martijn
PublicationWhy Study Liturgical Mysticism? A Historico-Systematic Theological Reflection(International Journal of Philosophy and Theology; 71 (1) ) 2010 Kallungal, Martin Sebastian ; Langhans-Cornet, InekeThis article shows that liturgical mysticism is historically plausible and theologically promising
PublicationA Textual Parallel between the Arnhem mystical sermons and the Temple of Our Soul. Comparing their Incorporation of the Liber de Spiritu et Anima and Jordanus of Quedlinburg’s sermons.(Ons Geestelijk Erf. Journal for the History of Spirituality in the Low Countries; 84 (4) ) 2013-12 Langhans-Cornet, InekeThis article compares the Arnhem mystical sermons and the Temple of our Soul regarding the nature of the use of sources and the differences and similarities in theological emphasis between the authors and their sources. The article also examines the question if one of the authors of the Arnhem mystical sermons and the Temple made use of each other’s text, which would have implications for the dating of the Arnhem mystical sermons, or if the authors of the Temple and the Arnhem mystical sermons quote Jordanus’ sermon and/or Ps.-Augustine independently of each other. This article will employ a comparative literary analysis of the texts of Ps.-Augustine, Jordanus, the Temple, and the Arnhem mystical sermons. The first section analyses the structure and genres of the four texts and the positioning of the parallel passages in order to examine the differences and similarities. The second section compares the specific parallel passages in order to examine the ways in which the authors of the Temple and the Arnhem mystical sermons quote Jordanus’ sermon and Ps.-Augustine.