Classic Mysticism

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Classical Mysticism is the term used by Max Weber to refer to the Greek Orthodox Church's "unforgettable belief that brotherly love and charity, those special human relationships which the great salvation religions have transfigured (and which seem so pallid among us), that these relationships form a way not only to some social effects that are entirely incidental, but to a knowledge of the meaning of the world, to a mystical relationship to God."[1]

Notes

Weber makes some interesting comments about how this classical mysticism permeates Russian literature, in particular, Tolstoy's War and Peace and Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. [2]


Footnotes

  1. Toennies, Ferdinand, Georg Simmel, Ernst Troeltsch, and Max Weber. “Max Weber on Church, Sect, and Mysticism.” Sociological Analysis 34, no. 2 (1973): 140. p. 144-5. https://doi.org/10.2307/3709720.
  2. Toennies, Ferdinand, Georg Simmel, Ernst Troeltsch, and Max Weber. “Max Weber on Church, Sect, and Mysticism.” Sociological Analysis 34, no. 2 (1973): 140. p. 144-5. https://doi.org/10.2307/3709720.
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