John Tauler (d. 1361)

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

In the late medieval era, a renewed concern for the inner life emerged. This new kind of mysticism affected the medieval sermon. Mystic John Tauler did not completely abandon the scholastic rules for preaching, but he did alter them freely. It may be said that he practiced a devotional style of preaching.

The content of his preaching reflected his contemplative strivings in the Christian faith, namely, union with God through various mystical stages, to complete absorption with God where all...


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