Mystieke antropologie in het zestiende-eeuwse traktaat Vanden tempel onser sielen



This article discusses the mystical anthropology in the 16th-century mystical Dutch treatise
The Temple of Our Souls. This book was published a s apart of the Catholic Reformation.
The allegedly female author of the Temple has remained anonymous. The Temple
describes the human being in his immediate relationship to God. Based on the structure
of the liturgy and with a positive portrayal of mankind, the text focuses on the obligatory
and successive states in the path to mystical union with God through Christ. Among the
most important anthropological concepts are the tripartition of man in body, soul and
spirit, as well as the 'ground' of the soul, through which mystical union is possible.