• Great Medieval Mystics

  • By: Chris R. Fee
  • Narrated by: Chris R. Fee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Join medieval literature expert Christopher R. Fee, PhD to examine the foremost mystics from the Middle Ages through the lens of their greatest challenge: expression.

In the medieval period, how did religious women and men put into words their intense - and intensely personal - devotional practices, visions, and experiences? And how did those efforts to articulate mystical experiences comport with church doctrine? 

As a profound attempt to enter into personal communion with the divine, mysticism tends to transcend not only the boundaries of human existence but also human language. And yet efforts to convey the indescribable beauty and intensity of mystical experiences abound. 

As you explore these questions with Prof. Fee, you will be amazed at how passionately medieval mystics often wrestled to reconcile the theological implications of their personal faiths with patristic understandings of God.   

Recognizing that mysticism is a movement limited to neither Christianity nor the Middle Ages, Prof. Fee offers you glimpses into Jewish and Islamic mystic traditions near the end of the course. You’ll conclude with a discussion about the surprising relevance of medieval mysticism to our own postmodern culture. 

You’ll rejoice in this fresh approach to the mystical tradition, grounded in history and letters but elevated by the mystery of the soul. A natural and energetic speaker, Prof. Fee sets every aspect of his subject ablaze. You’ll find his enthusiasm infectious. 

This course is part of the Learn25 collection. 

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Fee Does it Again

Chris Fee is a gifted teacher. He combines an astonishing breadth of knowledge on a vast array of topics with a warm and down-to-earth demeanor. This program covers a number of mystics, ranging from borderline household names (such as Meister Eckhart, the inspiration for the book "The Power of Now") to more obscure characters like Richard Rolle of Hampole. Fee provides an in-depth description of each seeker - you can tell he's done his homework and really engages with the thought of these spiritual guides. 5 stars.

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  • 04-20-20

Horrendous performance

Perhaps his in class lectures are worth while, but it’s utterly painful to listen to him with all the ehm uhm in between, and his narrative is dull and non engaging. He’s been teaching for years and he can’t read Latin, nor pronounce foreign names/words, how’s that possible? Terrible.

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Wonderful professor. Fascinating material.

Chris Fee is a truly amazing presenter who makes the medieval world come alive. In this series, he introduces the great mystics, their lives, works and remarkable faith. Above all, Chris is a master story teller who makes seemingly strange people and material accessible.

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  • 04-28-21

Fascinating and illuminating.

What I particularly liked about this course is the inclusion of some mystics who are less well-known, but just as fascinating as the more illustrious names. Also, Prof. Fee has a very friendly manner and includes details of how these people have affected him, making the listener’s relationship to the teacher far more personal and engaging.