Whether we can grasp today the religious essence of the medieval mystical discourse or not, this would not be the critical question. What matters, instead, would be the quality of the literary works left behind by many medieval and also early modern mystical authors. They commonly formulated amazing statements about their mystical visions, often resorting to the language of courtly love poetry to come to terms with their experiences. Many more women were involved in this spiritual discourse than men, but Meister Eckhart, Henry Suso, John Tauler, Richard Rolle, and others also left major contributions to the phenomenon of mysticism. Mystics attempted the virtually impossible, to cast into words the ineffable experiences they had lived, and this was most impressively demonstrated by the…

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Citation: Classen, Albrecht. "Marguerite de Porete". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 July 2024 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=15247, accessed 25 July 2024.]

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