Revealing, in an original and provocative study, the mystical contents of the works of famous atheists Virginia Woolf and Iris Murdoch, Donna Lazenby shows how these thinkers' refusal to construe worldviews on available reductive models brought them to offer radically alternative pictures of life which maintain its mysteriousness, and promote a mystical way of kwing. A Mystical Philosophy contributes to the contemporary resurgence of interest in Spirituality, but from an entirely new direction. This book provides a warning against reductive scientific and philosophical models that impoverish our understanding of ourselves and the world, and a powerful endorsement of ways of kwing that give art, and a restored concept of contemplation, their consummative place.
Donna J. Lazenby is an Anglican Priest. She has a PhD in Theology from Cambridge University, UK which won The John Templeton Award for Theological Promise 2011. Her current research is on conceptions of Life, Death and Afterlife in the contemporary Imagination, as revealed through popular culture and literary fiction.