Deutsche und niederländische Mystik des Mittelalters: Ein by Peter Dinzelbacher

By Peter Dinzelbacher

This quantity presents a latest evaluation of texts, photographs, phenomena and personalities of Christian mysticism throughout the Western center a while. the cloth is essentially approached from literary, heritage of mentality and psychology of faith views. simple wisdom is communicated via severe research and can also be made available via a word list. even though this paintings in actual fact makes a speciality of German mysticism, advancements in different eu nations are awarded in a comparative demeanour.

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Nicht nur waren viele Mystiker und noch mehr Mystikerinnen selbst Angehörige der Minoriten oder der Prediger, auch mystisch begabte Frauen aus dem Laienstand wurden meist von Mitgliedern dieser Orden seelsorgerisch betreut. Als Beispiele nenne ich neben Angela von Foligno die Beginen Douceline, Agnes Blannbekin und Luitgard von Wittichen, die Franziskaner als Beichtväter hatte, oder die Begine Mechthild von Magdeburg und die Rekluse Margareta contracta, denen dominikanische Seelenführer zur Seite standen.

Birgitta, Dorothea, Margaretha Beutler, Kempe, Franziska von Rom, Helena von Udine haben in teils glücklichen, teils unglücklichen Ehen zahlreiche Kinder zur Welt gebracht und zur selben Zeit ein ekstatisch-mystisches Leben geführt, das später freilich regelmäßig in ein klausuriertes oder semi-religioses mündete. Wenn eine Mutter von neun Kindern wie die Montauer Dorothea oder eine Mutter von vierzehn Kindern wie Margery Kempe Zeit für ihre religiösen Übungen beanspruchte, führte das natürlich zu heftigen Konflikten mit dem Gatten und zur Vernachlässigung der Kleinen (nur je eines der Kinder dieser beiden Frauen überlebte die ersten Jahre), führte auch zu heftigen Auseinandersetzungen mit der Umwelt in Gestalt der geistlichen und weltlichen Obrigkeit (beide wären fast als Häretikerinnen bzw.

Als Bräutigam wird nicht unbedingt Christus gedacht, sondern auch der Heilige Geist. “35 Es wäre freilich schwerlich denkbar, wenn nicht von der modernen Spiritualität der französischen Zisterzienser bereits die entsprechenden Grundlagen geboten worden wären. Doch sind es zwei konträre Normen, das Gebot mystischer Erwählung und das Gebot des geregelten, monastischen Alltags (wohl nach der Augustinerregel36), die dabei kollidieren, weswegen man von „Individualität auf Widerruf“37 gesprochen hat, die dieser Text erzeuge.

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