Mysticism After Modernity offers a truly postmodern interpretation of the great mystics and their writing, thus appealing to readers across a wide range of disciplines. Don Cupitt argues that the extensive modern literature about mysticism has rested on a mistake - the belief that there can be meaningful experience prior to language. The mystics have been perceived as first having had profound experiences, that they then put into words. However, in postmodern thought experience does not give meaning to language; on the contrary, language gives meaning to experience. And when the mystics are seen as having been primarily writers, our understanding of them is revolutionized.