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Original, experiential, mystical Christianity

Michael Hoffman
 
The Beginnings of Christianity: Essene Mystery, Gnostic Revelation and the Christian Vision
The Beginnings of Christianity: Essene Mystery, Gnostic Revelation and the Christian Vision
"Scholarly, relevant, recommended.  This list: Xy as politically relevant mystic altered state, fate-revealing Hellen'c mystery relig.  For more info, my Amaz. area."
Hidden Wisdom: Esoteric Traditions and the Roots of Christian Mysticism (Studies in the History of Religions)
Hidden Wisdom: Esoteric Traditions and the Roots of Christian Mysticism (Studies in the History of Religions)
"Esotericism as venerable tradition."
The Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters
The Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters
"Early 2-layer Christianity with esoteric and exoteric layers."
Christianity As Mystical Fact: And the Mysteries of Antiquity
Christianity As Mystical Fact: And the Mysteries of Antiquity
"1902.  Emphasizes allegorical reading rather than historical or supernaturalist.  The allegory portrays mystic altered state experience sequence."
A Different Christianity: Early Christian Esotericism and Modern Thought (SU (Suny Series, Western Esoteric Traditions)
A Different Christianity: Early Christian Esotericism and Modern Thought (SU (Suny Series, Western Esoteric Traditions)
"Eastern Orthodox tradition with mystical emphasis."
The Foundations of Mysticism: Origins to the Fifth Century (The Presence of God: A History of Western Christian Mysticism, Vol. 1)
The Foundations of Mysticism: Origins to the Fifth Century (The Presence of God: A History of Western Christian Mysticism, Vol. 1)
"Early sources of mysticism in the Jewish, Greek, and Christian traditions."
Jesus and the Spirit: A Study of the Religious and Charismatic Experience of Jesus and the First Christians as Reflected in the New Testament
Jesus and the Spirit: A Study of the Religious and Charismatic Experience of Jesus and the First Christians as Reflected in the New Testament
"1997.  Experiential dimension of early Christianity."
The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church
The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church
"Modern interpretation of Eastern Orthodox mysticism."
The Mystery of Christ in You: The Mystical Vision of Saint Paul
The Mystery of Christ in You: The Mystical Vision of Saint Paul
The Mystical Sense of The Gospels: A Handbook for Contemplatives
The Mystical Sense of The Gospels: A Handbook for Contemplatives
Mystical Theology: The Integrity of Spirituality and Theology
Mystical Theology: The Integrity of Spirituality and Theology
Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God
Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God
"Holy Spirit and Paul."
Theosophia: Hidden Dimensions of Christianity
Theosophia: Hidden Dimensions of Christianity
Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians
Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians
"Generalized clear portrayal of Christian-style Gnosticism, but equates initiate's experience with Sophia instead of Jesus.  Recommended; defines experiential-allegory perspective on Christian origins."
Roots of Christian Mysticism: Texts from Patristic Era with Commentary
Roots of Christian Mysticism: Texts from Patristic Era with Commentary
"Cover ancient mainstream and some ancient esoteric theology."
Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ
Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ
The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys
The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys
"...From Plato To Denys."
The Religion of Paul the Apostle
The Religion of Paul the Apostle
"Paul, shamanistic experience, and religious experience."
Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition
Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition
Gnosis: An Esoteric Tradition of Mystical Visions and Unions (Suny Series in Western Esoteric Traditions) (Suny Series, Western Esoteric Traditions)
Gnosis: An Esoteric Tradition of Mystical Visions and Unions (Suny Series in Western Esoteric Traditions) (Suny Series, Western Esoteric Traditions)
Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing
Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing
Christianity, Judaism and Other Greco-Roman Cults: Studies for Morton Smith at Sixty (Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity) (v. 1)
Christianity, Judaism and Other Greco-Roman Cults: Studies for Morton Smith at Sixty (Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity) (v. 1)
The Mystery-Religions
The Mystery-Religions
"... A Study in the Religious Background of Early Christianity."
Gnosticism, Judaism, and Egyptian Christianity  (Studies in Antiquity & Christianity (Augsburg))
Gnosticism, Judaism, and Egyptian Christianity (Studies in Antiquity & Christianity (Augsburg))
"A historical-research approach but doesn't focus on mystic-state experiencing itself.  Steiner asserts that an experiential-initiation reading is more on-target and insightful."
The Mystical Journey from Jesus to Christ (Origins, History and Secret Teachings of Mystical Christiani)
The Mystical Journey from Jesus to Christ (Origins, History and Secret Teachings of Mystical Christiani)
"Egyptian origins of Christianity.  Page 86, Jesus is likely a psycho-mythological composite role based on mystery religions.  (My Amazon area covers the mythic-only Christ theory.)"