Interpretive Debate Bibliography

    Note: entries marked by a "bullet" are particularly recommended.
  • Brainard, F. Samuel (1996). Defining "Mystical Experience." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 64 (2): 359-393.

  • Byrne, P. (1984). Mysticism, identity, and realism: A debate reviewed. International Journal of the Philosophy of Religion, 16: 237-244.

    Evans, D. (1988). Can philosophers limit what mystics can do? A critique of Steven Katz. Religious Studies 25: 53-60.

    Forgie, J. W. (1985). Hyper-Kantianism in recent discussions of mystical experience. Religious Studies, 21: 205-218.

    Forman, R. (1988). The construction of mystical experience. Faith and Philosophy, 5 (3): 254-267.

    Forman, R. (1989). Paramartha and modern constructivists on mysticism: Epistemological monomorphism versus duomorphism. Philosophy East and West, 39(4): 393-418.

    Forman, R. (1990). The Problem of Pure Consciousness. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Forman, R. (1992). Mystical Consciousness. Sophia 31: 55-58.

  • Forman, R. (1993). Of Deserts and Doors: Methodology of the Study of Mysticism. Sophia 32:1(1993): 31-44.

    Forman, R. (1996). Samadhi and Peter Wimsey: Mysticism, Reading, and Bruce Janz. Studies in Religion 25 (2): 193-207

    Gill, J. (1984). Mysticism and mediation. Faith and Philosophy, 1(1): 111-121.

  • Hart, Kevin (1991). The ins and outs of mysticism. Sophia 30: 8-15.

    Horne, James (1990). Saintliness and moral perfection. Religious Studies 27: 463-471.

    Jantzen, G. (1988). Mysticism and experience. Religious Studies, 25: 295-315.

    Janz, Bruce (1995). Mysticism and understanding: Steven Katz and his critics. Studies in Religion 24 (1): 177-94.

    Janz, Bruce (1996). Response to Robert K. C. Forman. Studies in Religion 25 (2): 209-213.

  • Katz, Steven. (1978). Language, epistemology, and mysticism. In S. Katz (Ed.), Mysticism and philosophical analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Katz. Steven (1983). Ethics and Mysticism. In L. Rouner, ed., Foundations of Ethics. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press: 184-202.

    Katz, Steven (1992). Ethics and Mysticism in Eastern Mystical Traditions. Religious Studies 28: 253-267.

    Katz, Steven (1993). Mysticism and Ethics in Western Mystical Traditions. Religious Studies 29: 407-423.

    Kessler, G. & Prigge, N. (1982). Is mystical experience everywhere the same? Sophia, 21: 39-55.

  • King, S. (1988). Two epistemological models for the interpretation of mysticism. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 61(2): 257-79.

    Levine, Michael. (1989). Mystical Experience and Non-basic Justified Belief. Religious Studies 25: 335-345.

  • McGinn, Bernard (1991). The Foundations of Mysticism. New York: Crossroad Publishers: 317-326.

    Moore, Peter. (1987). Christian mysticism and interpretation: Some philosophical issues illustrated in the study of the mediaeval English mystics. In Glasscoe, ed., The Mediaeval Mystical Tradition in England. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer.

    Perovich, A. (1985). Mysticism and the philosophy of science. Journal of Religion, 65: 63-82.

    Pike, N. (1992). Steven Katz on Christian mysticism. In Mystic union: An essay in the phenomenology of mysticism (194-207). Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.

    Price, J. R. (1985). The objectivity of mystical truth claims. Thomist, 49: 81-98.

  • Proudfoot, W. (1985). Religious experience. Berkeley, California: University of California Press.

    Shear, J. (1990). Mystical experience, hermeneutics, and rationality. International Philosophical Quarterly 30: 391-401.

    Short, Larry (1995). Mysticism, Mediation, and the Non-linguistic. JAAR 63 (4): 659-675.

    Smart, N. (1980). Interpretation and mystical experience. In R. Woods (Ed.), Understanding mysticism (pp. 78-91). Garden City, New York: Image Books.

    Smith, H. (1987). Is there a perennial philosophy? Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 55 (3): 553-566.

  • Stoeber, M. (1991) Constructivist epistemologies of mysticism: A critique and a revision. Religious Studies, 28: 107-116.

    Stoeber, Michael (1993). Introvertive Mystical Experiences: Monistic, Theistic, and the Theo-monistic. Religious Studies: 169-184.

This bibliography appears by courtesy of Bruce B. Janz

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