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Le problème de l’expérience mystique

Abstract : The title of the present paper is borrowed from the epoch making dissertation of Jean Baruzi, Saint Jean de la Croix et le problème de l’expérience mystique (Paris, 1924). The term “experience” is indeed familiar to the historian of ‘modern’ mysticism and a few occurrences of it are reported in the seventeenth-century French texts. This concept pertains also and more generally to an anthropology of mysticism. It appears from its importance in the promotion, at the beginning of the 20th century, mysticism as an object of study - for example, in the work of the philosopher and American psychologist William James (The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature, London-Bombay, 1902). Yet the historian approaches this notion with caution. In recent seventeenth century historiography, we observe a certain critical move, which we will attempt to evaluate.
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François Trémolières. Le problème de l’expérience mystique. La mystique théorétique et théurgique dans l'Antiquité gréco-romaine : judaïsmes et christianismes / sous la direction de Simon Claude Mimouni et Madeleine Scopello, Brepols, pp.31-41, 2016, 978-2-503-56188-2. ⟨hal-01614061⟩



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