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Christian Mystics on wikiquote

Discussion in 'Mysticism DIR' started by Vouthon, May 10, 2013.

  1. Vouthon

    Vouthon In varietate concordia
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    The past couple of days, when I've had a few free moments in and around my exam studies, I've been creating wikiquote profiles of Roman Catholic mystics and providing online a sampling of some of their main works. I've enhanced these wiki pages with images and quote snippets underneath, for easy reading - in case some viewers don't like trawling through large mounds of text but would prefer reading very short quotes affixed to images that express the essence of them in some way.

    If anyone is interested in learning more about Christian mysticism, or more broadly mysticism in general, but does not have or has never had the patience to read through medieval or early modern literature with its at times antiquated style, I am hoping this might be a useful way of engaging people directly with prominent exemplars of the Christian mystical tradition. Wikiquote is a most useful web-source in general for immediate access - in short, condensed, easy-to-read form - to a broad range of authors, films, literary and political figures.

    Here are a few recent additions I've made this year to the website:


    Johannes Tauler - Wikiquote

    Angelus Silesius - Wikiquote

    Henry Suso - Wikiquote

    John Ruysbroeck - Wikiquote

    Jacopone da Todi - Wikiquote

    John of St. Samson - Wikiquote


    Also on wikiquote but not created by me are pages on St. John of the Cross (Catholic) and Meister Eckhart (Catholic), Thomas Traherne (Anglican), Simone Weil (Catholic) and Evelyn Underhill (Anglican):


    John of the Cross - Wikiquote

    Meister Eckhart - Wikiquote

    Simone Weil - Wikiquote

    Thomas Traherne - Wikiquote

    Evelyn Underhill - Wikiquote


    ....Amongst others.

    I plan, after my exams, to create many more profiles, including for Protestant and Orthodox Christian mystics as well.

    My next planned "mystics" to put up on wikiquote will be Mechthild of Magdeburg, a female Beguine of the 13th century, as well as Hadewijch of Antwerp, also a Beguine and a renowned love poet from the same era.
     
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    I'm glad you are here, Friend. Not enough Christians like yourself around here. So glad to see such an upsurge recently.

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  3. Gaura Priya

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    Thank you for sharing these! I will definitely make sure to read every page progressively! :)
     
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