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Theory formation early modern spirituality

People often speak of spirituality and mysticism as if they were floating above the fog of times. Whoever reads mystical texts knows how mystics stand in the middle of their time and actively participate in culture. That is why the Titus Brandsma Institute conducts research into early modern spirituality.

How does modern Cartesian thought seep into the great mystical movements of the time in the 17th century? And how do the early modern thinkers contribute to the formation of a modern consciousness?
In addition to numerous other authors, the TBI research is often guided in this by the work of the French historiographer and mystical theorist, Michel de Certeau (1925-1986).