Mysticism

[Revised entry by Jerome Gellman on March 3, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The term 'mysticism,' comes from the Greek muo, meaning "to conceal." In the Hellenistic world, 'mystical'
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[Revised entry by Jerome Gellman on March 3, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The term 'mysticism,' comes from the Greek muo, meaning "to conceal." In the Hellenistic world, 'mystical' referred to "secret" religious rituals. In early Christianity the term came to refer to "hidden" allegorical interpretations of Scriptures and to hidden presences, such as that of Jesus at the...

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