Mystical Languages of Unsaying The subject of Mystical Languages of Unsaying is an important but neglected mode of mystical discourse apophasis which literally means speaking away Sometimes translated as negative theology apophat
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Title: Mystical Languages of Unsaying
Author: Michael A. Sells
The subject of Mystical Languages of Unsaying is an important but neglected mode of mystical discourse, apophasis which literally means speaking away Sometimes translated as negative theology, apophatic discourse embraces the impossibility of naming something that is ineffable by continually turning back upon its own propositions and names In this close study of apoThe subject of Mystical Languages of Unsaying is an important but neglected mode of mystical discourse, apophasis which literally means speaking away Sometimes translated as negative theology, apophatic discourse embraces the impossibility of naming something that is ineffable by continually turning back upon its own propositions and names In this close study of apophasis in Greek, Christian, and Islamic texts, Michael Sells offers a sustained, critical account of how apophatic language works, the conventions, logic, and paradoxes it employs, and the dilemmas encountered in any attempt to analyze it.This book includes readings of the most rigorously apophatic texts of Plotinus, John the Scot Eriugena, Ibn Arabi, Marguerite Porete, and Meister Eckhart, with comparative reference to important apophatic writers in the Jewish tradition, such as Abraham Abulafia and Moses de Leon Sells reveals essential common features in the writings of these authors, despite theirwide ranging differences in era, tradition, and theology.By showing how apophasis works as a mode of discourse rather than as a negative theology, this work opens a rich heritage to reevaluation Sells demonstrates that the radical claims of apophatic writers claims that critics have often dismissed as hyperbolic or condemned as pantheistic or nihilistic are vital to an adequate account of the mystical languages of unsaying This work also has important implications for the relationship of classical apophasis to contemporary languages of the unsayable Sells challenges many widely circulated characterizations of apophasis among deconstructionists as well as a number of common notions about medieval thought and gender relations in medieval mysticism.