Jan van Ruusbroec

The sources, content and sequels of his mysticism

P. Mommaers (Author), N. De Paepe (Author),

Series: Mediaevalia Lovaniensia - Series 1-Studia 12

Category: History, History 500-1500

Language: English

ISBN: 9789061861416

Publication date: January 1, 1984

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Size: 240 x 160 x mm


On December 2nd. 1381 one of the great masters of the Christian mystical tradition, Jan van Ruusbroec, died in his religious house of Groenendaal. The sixth centenary year, 1981, was marked by a variety of commemorative acts, and the Institute of Mediaeval studies of the ‘Katholieke Universiteit Leuven’ in collaboration with the Ruusbroec-genootschap (University Faculties of St. Ignatius Antwerp) decided to dedicate its yearly International Academic Colloquium to the theme: Jan van Ruusbroec. The eleven studies published in the present volume were written by a Group of specialists, who read the original versions before an international audience present in Leuven from the 18th to the 20th of May.


Paul Verdeyen, Essai de biographie critique

Edmund Colledge and J.C. Marler, ‘Poverty of the Will’

Franz-Josef Schweitzer, ‘Caritatem habe, et fac quod vis!’ – Die ‘Freien Geister’ in der Darstellung Jans van Ruusbroec und in Selbstzeugnissen

G. Epiney-Burgard, L’influence des béguines sur Ruusbroec

James A. Wiseman, Minne in Die gheestelike brulocht

Paul Mommaers, Une phrase clef des Noces Spirituelles

Herman W.J. Vekeman, Vriendschap in de Middelnederlandse mystiek. De plaats van Ruusbroec

Gérald Chaix, L’édition de 1552 et la réception de Ruusbroec au XVIe siècle

Peter C. Erb, The Use of Ruusbroec among German Protestants

Guido de Baere, Die neue Ruusbroec-Edition und ihr erster Band, das Boecsken der verclaringhe

Helen Rolfson, Ruusbroec in American English


P. Mommaers

N. De Paepe

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