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Fullness of Life: Historical Foundations for a New Mysticism by Margaret R. Miles
New Catholic World
  • Philip Novak, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Dominican University of California
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
1-1-1982
Department
Religion and Philosophy
Abstract
"When in his poem 'Among School Children' W. B. Yeats spoke of that place where 'the body is not bruised to pleasure soul,' he unwittingly pointed to a task that has lately engaged the energies of a number of scholars of Christianity: how to revalorize the body in the Christian tradition and rescue it from its status as the spiritually detrimental half of human being. Margaret Miles, a professor of historical theology at Harvard Divinity School, has responded to this task with scholarship, style and insight." ~ from the article
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Copyright © 1982 Paulist Press. Reproduced with permission.

Publisher Statement
Originally published as: Novak, Philip. (1982). Fullness of Life: Historical Foundations for a New Asceticism by Margaret Miles. New Catholic World. 194. www.paulistpress.com
Citation Information
Philip Novak. "Fullness of Life: Historical Foundations for a New Mysticism by Margaret R. Miles" New Catholic World (1982) p. 194
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/philip-novak/53/