Philosopher of religion, lay theologian, and biblical exegete, Baron Friedrich von Hugel started writing a biography of St. Catherine of Genoa and ended up writing an extensive and brilliant treatise on the philosophy of mysticism. Using St. Catherine and her friends as illustrative examples, in this book he develops his well-known analysis of the three basic elements of religion.

The Mystical Element of Religion: As Studied in Saint Catherine of Genoa and Her Friends 1999, Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780824517908

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