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Mystic Musings in Religions: Selected Papers from the International Conference 'Mysticism without Bounds'

Kurian Kachappilly (Editor) Interfaith Treasures Uncovered

'Mysticism' is "the pursuit of communion with, identity with, or conscious awareness of an ultimate reality, divinity, spiritual truth, or God, through direct experience, intuition or insight." The International Conference "Mysticism without Bounds" makes an attempt to explore the "mystical consciousness" from different disciplines,like religions (Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Sufism, Taoism, etc), sciences (biology, new physics, neuroscience, and logic), humanities (philosophy, theology, spirituality, psychology, etc.), and art forms (poetry, music, dance, visual arts and rituals). Researches reveal that certain common grounds do exist among the various forms of consciousness, scattered among the world's religions, theologies, sciences, philosophies and art forms. The discovery of such points of convergence holds out the possibility of creating a 'new worldview', and this new world view can create an awareness of the essential 'unity' of humanity. Let these scholarly and challenging papers from different religious experiences create an awareness among the inquisitive readers of the need of overcoming the ‘bounds’ of individuation and discovering the ‘unity’ of self.

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About the author

Kurian Kachappilly

Dr. Kurian Kachappilly is the Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the DVK, Bangalore, India; and Associate Director, Research Centre, Christ University, Bangalore, India. He holds Master's Degrees in English Literature and Psychology, and a Licentiate and Doctorate in Philosophy from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Bangalore University, Bangalore; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium; Fakultät für Informatik & Wirtschaftsinformatik, Würzburg, Germany; the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, the Philippines; and other institutions.

He is the Executive Editor of Tattva, Journal of Philosophy, Christ University, Bangalore; a Member of the International Advisory Board, Process Studies, Claremont, USA; a Member of the Pontifical Organization, Militia Christi, and a Member of the Governing Board, International Process Network (IPN). Dr. Kachappilly is a prolific writer with several books and many scientific articles to his credit. Some of the books include God of Love Revisited (1998), Between Partners (1999), Word of God Retold (2001), God of Love: A Neoclassical Inquiry (2002), God-Talk Reconstructed: An Introduction to Philosophy of God (2006), Process: Implications and Applications (2006), etc. His major areas of research are 'Indian Roots of Process Philosophy', 'Whitehead and Philosophical Doctrines of Buddhism', 'Innovative Experiments in Pedagogy', 'Religion vis a vis Society', 'Inquiry into Religious Experience' and 'Corporate Social Responsibility'.

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Title Mystic Musings in Religions: Selected Papers from the International Conference 'Mysticism without Bounds'
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.09.2013
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 8192512185, 9788192512181
length xii+235p., Index; 25cm.