Arulba (who has at times commented here at this blog) is currently reading The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, and has blogged about it here. She’s not finished with the book yet, so her post is a kind of “review in process.” She has some interesting things to say, including critiquing some of the “goal-oriented” language I use when describing mysticism, as well as challenging the idea that Christian mysticism regards the unitive experience as communion rather than identification with God. She also calls into the question the idea of the uniqueness of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, as well as the distinction between panentheism and pantheism.
Alas, I am heading to the monastery for a retreat day today, so I don’t have time this morning to respond in any greater depth than this. I hope to write more later, either here or at her blog. Once again, here’s the link to read what she has to say: Mystical Musings