Eros e Ágape - Minne: o cúmulo do amor na luz fluente da deidade - das flieBende Licht der Gottheit ? de Mechthild de Magdeburg

by Caldeira do, Maria José

Abstract (Summary)
The main objective of this research is the prospect of a deeper study onmysticism as a possibility for enlarging the knowledge in the symbolic andfundamental field of the Sciences of Religion. Our interest in researching themedieval records of Mechthild of Magdeburg, the flieBende Das Licht der Gottheit -object of this essay - is based on the feasibility of contributing to the debate on thehuman condition, emphasizing the inherent knowledge of the soul that loves God,disregarding her own self as consisted literally in the language of the text understudy. Our hypothesis is that the movement extended over the established senses inconcepts belonging to the religious context of western Christianity with reference tolove, eros and agape, - as a key to reading -, sustains a possible understanding oflove itself, from the development of a hermeneutic of the mystical language in focus.The loyalty to Mechthild of Magdeburg?s records, written in vernacular language, thespeculation of authors before and contemporary to her, and information of thereligious medieval female authors, of the so called Frauenmyistic (female mysticism),formalized the development of our speculation around the mystique of love unfoldedin the infusion of love as a deity. The Love of God, substantiated in the essence ofthe condition of the soul in distress by the inexorable search for that love, unfolds inthe apex of love - concept formalized in the final construction of the research - as thebest way of setting the dynamics between eros and agape available in the languageof the flieBende Licht der Gottheit
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Luiz Felipe Ponde

School:Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Religion Love Medieval mysticism Frauenmyistic


Date of Publication:08/06/2008

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