Last Years MTN Conference was held on Friday 11th-Saturday 12th January 2013
All Hallows College, Dublin
Ashgate Publishing, Medieval Mystical Theology: The Journal of the Eckhart Society, and Mrs RP Tindall's Charitable Trust
Photos and a brief summary of the event can be found here.
We are happy to announce that a number of the papers will be published
as articles in a forthcoming volume commissioned by Ashgate.
Details of the programme are still available here as a pdf here.
The conference aimed to stimulate dialogue between scholars from
across Europe and North America by highlighting the ways in which
French scholarship and appropriations of mysticism challenge received
academic positions concerning the nature of mystical theology, the
canon of mystics, and the extent to which mystical theology is properly
a theological medium for those on the margins.
Mystical theology is increasingly being viewed as a vital component of
theological and religious studies. The conference
facilitated new discussion about the nature of mystical theology,
throwing fresh light on the important contribution of French scholars
Although the conference focused primarily on Christian
Mysticism, some interreligious notions of mysticism were also be explored.
Speakers included: Richard Kearney, Emmanuel Falque, Pamela Sue Anderson, Tina Beattie, Michael Conway, Amy L. Daughton, Jessica Frazer, Rob Faesen, Sondra Hausner, Edward Howells, Eamon Maher, Louise Sullivan, Terence O’Reilly, Simon Podmore, Anthony Paul Smith and Ruth Whelan.
A number of the papers have now been published: Mysticism in the French Tradition: Eruptions from France (part of the Routledge Series: Contemporary Theological Explorations in Christian Mysticism).
We are extremely grateful to our sponsors for making this conference possible.
For information on previous conferences please follow the links in the sidebar.