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The Foundations of Mysticism: Origins to the Fifth Century by Bernard McGinnvol. 1
The Growth of Mysticism: Gregory the Great Through the 12th Century by Bernard McGinnvol. 2
The Flowering of Mysticism: Men and Women in the New Mysticism: 1200-1350 by Bernard McGinnvol. 3
The Harvest of Mysticism in Medieval Germany by Bernard McGinnvol. 4
The Varieties of Vernacular Mysticism: 1350-1550 by Bernard McGinnvol. 5

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  1. Meister Eckhart Vol. 1: teacher and preacher by Meister Eckhart (1986)
  2. Christian Spirituality: High Middle Ages and Reformation by Jill Raitt (1987)
  3. The Darkness of God: Negativity in Christian Mysticism by Denys Turner (1995)
  4. The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys by Andrew Louth (1981)
  5. Early Christian Mystics: The Divine Vision of Spiritual Masters by Bernard McGinn (2003)
  6. Mechthild of Magdeburg: The Flowing Light of the Godhead by Mechtild of Magdeburg (1980)
  7. Origen: An Exhortation to Martyrdom, Prayer, and Selected Works by Origen (1979)
  8. An Introduction to the Medieval Mystics of Europe by Paul E. Szarmach (1984)
  9. Library of Christian Classics 13 Late Medieval Mysticism by Ray C. Petry (1957)
  10. The Big Book of Christian Mysticism: The Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality by Carl McColman (2010)
  11. Selected Writings (Penguin Classics) by Meister Eckhart (1994)
  12. The Love of Learning and The Desire for God: A Study of Monastic Culture by Jean Leclercq (1962)
  13. The Cistercian World: Monastic Writings of the Twelfth Century by Pauline Maud Matarasso (1993)
  14. Western Mysticism: Augustine, Gregory, and Bernard on Contemplation and the Contemplative Life by Dom Cuthbert Butler (1924)
  15. Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill (1955)

Series description

Series?!

How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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