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Course about Christian spirituality
in a cultural-historical context



Medieval Dutch Mysticism in the Low Countries

Hadewijch and John of Ruusbroec, their faith and way of thinking


Rozemarijn van Leeuwen
© 1999-2001



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Writings of the medieval mystics Hadewijch and John of Ruusbroec

Texts used during the course Medieval Dutch Mysticism in the Low Countries, both in Middle Dutch and translated in nowadays Dutch. Below listed texts were part of the Anthology, used during the lessons.




©  Copyright texts listed below

It's not allowed to copy and/or publish these texts, digital or in print, or to refer to these pages with a deeplink. See explanation at the end of this page.




  Hadewijch


Visions:

Hadewijch - vision I
Hadewijch - vision II-III
Hadewijch - vision VI
Hadewijch - vision VIII
Hadewijch - vision X
Hadewijch - vision XI
Hadewijch - vision XII


Letters:

Hadewijch - letter 4
Hadewijch - letter 6
Hadewijch - letter 17
Hadewijch - letter 22
Hadewijch - letter 24
Hadewijch - letter 25
Hadewijch - letter 28
Hadewijch - letter 29


Songs:

Hadewijch - song 45
 




Ruusbroec


The metaphysical wedding:

Ruusbroec - prologue Brulocht
Ruusbroec - spiritual sight
Ruusbroec - grace manifesting as light
Ruusbroec - the sun in the valley
Ruusbroec - God is incomprehensible
Ruusbroec - view of man
(being, spirit, soul)

Ruusbroec - well with three rivers
Ruusbroec - God's image and resemblance
Ruusbroec - love in the mystical experience
Ruusbroec - to meet Him




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ruusbroec portrait painting ruusbroecgenootschap

Portrait (ca. 1580) of 14th-century mystic John of Ruusbroec. The rays of light falling on his face from the left corner, indicate divine inspiration.

(owned by the Ruusbroec Society, Antwerpen).




Follow the whole course Medieval Dutch Mysticism in the Low Countries online:

    first lesson hour (cultural-historical background) second lesson hour (reading texts)
  1 The Middle Ages What is mysticism?
  2 The medieval world view Hadewijch: vision and mysticism
  3 Hadewijch: glimpse of her life Hadewijch: roads towards God
  4 Women in the Middle Ages Hadewijch: bridal mysticism
  5 Ruusbroec: course of his life Ruusbroec: Active Life
  6 The horrible 14th century Ruusbroec: Inward Life
  7 Image and resemblance of God Ruusbroec: To meet Him




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