Mysticism in the Golden Age of Spain (1500-1650)

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Mysticism in the Golden Age of Spain (1500-1650) provides the single most thorough history of the influence of Spain on Christian mysticism during the Reformation. Serious church scholars and students of church history and mysticism will make this volume an essential part of their library. It is the 7th installment in the Presence of God series, which has been acknowledged by both the review media and the academy as the most important and comprehensive series devoted to the Reformation. It is a complete treatment of the subject, including extensive notes and references. Unlike general histories that have been written about the Reformation, McGinn's volume is rich in detail and provides a fascinating and intelligent review of mysticism in early Spain.


Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor emeritus of Historical Theology and the History of Christianity at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, where he taught for thirty-four years. He is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is married to Patricia Ferris McGinn, a licensed professional counselor, with whom he collaborated in writing Early Christian Mystics: The Divine Vision of the Spiritual Masters (Crossroad, 2003). He is enjoying a fruitful retirement, continuing to research and write volumes for the critically-acclaimed The Presence of God: A History of Western Christian Mysticism series.