The Mystical Theology Network aims to hold annual academic conferences. Our
ability to run these is contingent on funding. We are currently
applying for a number of grants. The next conference will be held in Liverpool in July 2014.
- There is currently no established academic forum for
the theological discussion of Christian mysticism.
- The Mystical Theology Network sees it at as an important goal to meet
- It aims to do this through holding a series of
Although the aim of these meetings is to promote multidisciplinary
academic discussion, conferences are open to everyone, regardless of
The Mysticsm Network WorkshopsIn addition to the academic conferences that focus specifically on
Mystical Theology, there are plans to set up The Mysticism Network to
examine interactions between practionners and more academic treatments
of mysticism both inside Christianity and in other faith traditions.
We are currently applying for funding for the network to run a series
of workshops that will examine this relationship in relation to art,
reading, mental health and interfaith dialogue.
Exploring Contemporary Faith Trends
Inside and Outside of the Academy
- There is currently no established forum that draws
academic and practitioner approaches to mysticism in a systematic way.
- The network sees it as an important goal to meet this
- It aims to address this by running a series of
The workshops will explore points of converge and divergence between the way that
mysticism is thought about in different academic fields and the way
that it is approaches by practitioners in a number of diverse contexts.
We are currently planning to hold 4 workshops which will explore the following themes:
Workshop 1: Art and Articulation
Workshop 2: Healing through Darkness
Workshop 3: The Totality of Love and its Mystical Expression
Workshop 4: Mystical Reading, Experience and Dialogue
We hope that the workshops will result in important knowledge transfer
– from practitioners to academics and vice verse, as well as across
Details of the topics for the four workshops will appear found here.
Anyone wishing to be involved as a stakeholder should contact Louise Nelstrop firstname.lastname@example.org