Christian mysticism considered in eight lectures delivered before the University of Oxford by Inge, William Ralph

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Statementby William Ralph Inge.
SeriesThe Bampton lectures,, 1899
LC ClassificationsBR45 .B3 1899
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 379, [1] p.
Number of Pages379
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Open LibraryOL6296789M
LC Control Number33031204

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Summary: This book consists of eight lectures, given at the University of Oxford by William Inge, as part of the Bampton Lectures. It begins with an extract from the last will and testament of the late John Bampton and then goes on to the lectures, which include General Characteristics of Mysticism, The Mystical Element of the Bible, Christian Platonism, Practical and Devotional Mysticism and.

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