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Last Years MTN Conference was held on Friday 11th-Saturday 12th January 2013

All Hallows College, Dublin

sponsored by

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

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 and mystics.

Although the conference focused primarily on Christian Mysticism, some interreligious notions of mysticism were also be explored.

Speakers include: 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.

 For information on previous conferences please follow the links in the sidebar.

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors for making this conference possible.