The Arnhem Mystical Sermons

Preaching Liturgical Mysticism in the Context of Catholic Reform


In The Arnhem Mystical Sermons: Preaching Liturgical Mysticism in the Context of Catholic Reform, Ineke Cornet presents the first in-depth study of this sermon collection from the canonnesses of St. Agnes in Arnhem. Through a careful analysis of sources and parallels, this book demonstrates how the sermons creatively integrate both Rhineland and Brabantine mysticism into a unique commentary on the liturgical year. The sermons, which contribute to the Catholic Reform, systematically explore the mystical celebration of the liturgy which underpins every aspect of the collection’s theology of inner ascent. Together with the Evangelical Pearl and the Temple of Our Soul, the sermons are part of a wider literary network that plays a significant part in the history of Dutch mysticism.
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Biographical Note

Ineke Cornet (1982) obtained her Ph.D. in Theology from the Catholic University Leuven and her Ph.D. of Arts in Literature from the University of Antwerp. She lectures at the Jesuit College of Spirituality, University of Divinity in Melbourne, Australia.


All interested in the Arnhem mystical sermons and in the Dutch Late Medieval mystical tradition or sixteenth-century Church History.