How Mysticism is Unique — and Universal

How, exactly, does Christian mysticism relate to all the other "mysticisms" of the world (Kabbalah, Sufism, Taoism, Vedanta, Zen, etc.)?A reader of this blog writes:I have been reading your Big Book of Christian Mysticism: on page 64 you say that "Ultimately ... no absolutely clear distinction can be drawn between Christian and non-Christian mysticism." This concerns me, because you *do* seem to say in other parts of the book that there *is* a clear distinction between the two (for one, … [Read more...]