In The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy. pp. 720-734 (2010)

Christina Van Dyke
Calvin College
Rather than dismissing mysticism as irrelevant to the study of medieval philosophy, this chapter identifies the two forms of mysticism most prevalent in the Middle Ages from the twelfth to the early fifteenth century - the apophatic and affective traditions - and examines the intersections of those traditions with three topics of medieval philosophical interests: the relative importance of intellect and will, the implications of the Incarnation for attitudes towards the human body and the material world, and the proper relation between contemplation and activity in the good life.
Keywords mysticism  scholasticism  philosophical theology
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