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Annual Conference

The next conference will be held in Glasgow 14th-16th December 2016

The theme is Mysticism in Comparative Perspective.

It will explore mysticism across religious traditons. Click here for Further Information


The Mystical Theology Network aims to hold annual academic conferences around the world. Our ability to run these is contingent on funding. We are currently applying for a number of grants.

We try to host our conferences in different institutions worldwide to enable as many people as possible to attend.
So far, we have held conferences in Oxford, Dublin, Liverpool and Leuven, Belgium. We are extremely grateful for the Oxford University, All Hallows College, Liverpool Hope University and KU Leuven for hosting these conferences and for colleagues there who organised and ran the conferences.

Past Conferences

For information about past conferences please follow the links below. Details of the past conferences, speakers and papers can all be found here, along with photo galleries. Photo galleries of our previous conference can also be found by following this link.

January 2012: Theological Explorations of Christian Mysticism (Keeble College, Oxford).

January 2013: Eruptions from France: Mystical Theology in the French Tradition (All Hallows College, Dublin)

       July 2014: Mystical Theology and Continental Philosophy (Organised by Liverpool Hope University)

January 2015: Theosis/Deification: Christian Doctrines of Deification East and West (Organised by KU Leuven)

     June  2015: Teresa of Avila 1515-2015 (Organised by InSpiRe at St. Mary's Conference, Twickenham)

January 2016: Art and Articulation: Illuminating the Mystical Medieval and Modern (St Hilda's College,  Oxford)

Aims of MTN

  • There was previously no established academic forum for the theological discussion of Christian mysticism.
  • The Mystical Theology Network sees it at as an important goal to meet this need.
  • It aims to do this through holding a series of conferences.

Although the aim of these meetings is to promote multidisciplinary academic discussion, conferences are open to everyone, regardless of academic affiliation.