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The Mystic Fable, Volume Two
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The Mystic Fable, Volume Two: The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Michel de Certeau and Luce Giard

Abstract

This second and final volume of Michel de Certeau’s Mystic Fable, brought to fruition despite the author’s death in 1986 (see “Presentation” below) is a close analysis of the prose and poetry of John of the Cross and Nicholas of Cusa, a letter from Pascal, and a wealth of aspects of the mystic “fable” (fari: to speak). Going beyond the texts themselves, Certeau probes the uses to which books are put by such mystics as Teresa of Ávila, and the importance of the orientation of biblical translations during this period toward Scripture, as faith in religious institutions wanes. Our understanding o ... More

Keywords: quietists, Nicholas of Cusa, Pascal, John of the Cross, Jean-Joseph Surin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226209135
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226209272.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michel de Certeau, author

Luce Giard, editor

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Front Matter

Mystic Historicities

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

Chapter One The Look: Nicholas of Cusa

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

Chapter Two The Poem and Its Prose

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

Chapter Three Shards of Speech

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

Chapter Four Uses of Tradition

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

Chapter Five Absolute Reading

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

Chapter Six Stories of Passions

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

Chapter Seven The Experimental Science of Madness

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

Chapter Eight Angelic Speech

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

Chapter Nine Biblical Erudition

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

Chapter Ten The Strange Secret: Pascal

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

The Opera of Speech: Glossolalias

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

End Matter