The mystical element of religion as studied in Saint Catherine of Genoa and her friends

Religious work Hagiography


  • Gregorian 1908

This work is a biography of Saint Catherine of Genoa and ended by an extensive treatise on the "philosophy of mysticism". Using St. Catherine and her friends as illustrative examples, in this book the author develops his analysis of the three basics elements of religion: the institutional, the intellectual and the mystical. While he saw the mystical element as the summit of religion, he insisted that all three are necessarily present at the same time, and that the key to the highest spiritual life is the attainment of the proper balance among the three.

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