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POWER, GENDER AND ECSTASY:MYSTICISM IN POST/MODERNITY<sup>1</sup>

Grace M. Jantzen

in Literature and Theology

Volume 11, issue 4, pages 385-403
Published in print December 1997 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online December 1997 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/11.4.385
POWER, GENDER AND ECSTASY:MYSTICISM IN POST/MODERNITY1

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Comtemporary continential philosphers are of course a widely disparate group with vigorous disagreements amongst themselves.Yet it is significant that for all their differences ,many of them accept a notion of the mystical as fundamentally about inarticulate ecstasy, an ecstasy essentially other than rationality. I wish to use the case of Teresa to suggest that this emphasis,together with largely unreconstructed gender assumptions,inhibit their appreciation of the mystical and lead them to mislocate the locus of alterity. If the preoccuption with ecstasy could be replaced with a careful reading of her texts,a much more radical subversion of the assumptions of the r ationality of modernity could be begun.

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