Clouds Of Unknowing
THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING and THE BOOK OF PRIVY COUNSELING are the first explorations in the English language of the soul?s quest for God. Written in Middle English by an unknown fourteenth-century mystic, THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING expresses with beauty a message that has inspired such great religious thinkers as St. John of the Cross and Teilhard de Chardin,...
Publisher : The Crown Publishing Group
published : 2012
David Sears grew up in the shadow of his brilliant sister, Diana, convinced by their father that she would accomplish great things. Instead, she married and had a son, Jason, who?like David and Diana?s father?is schizophrenic. Her husband, Mark, a geneticist, never made peace with Jason?s condition. Perhaps this is why Diana will not accept the authorities?...
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
published : 2007
This anonymous fourteenth-century text is the glory of English mysticism, and one of the most practical and useful guides to finding union with God ever written. Carmen Acevedo Butcher?s new translation is the first to bring the text into a modern English idiom?while remaining strictly faithful to the meaning of the original Middle English. The Cloud...
Publisher : Shambhala
published : 2009
The Cloud of Unknowing draws on the mystical tradition of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite and Christian Neoplatonism, which focuses on the via negativa road to discovering God as a pure entity, beyond any capacity of mental conception and so without any definitive image or form. This tradition has reputedly inspired generations of mystical searchers...
Publisher : Dancing Unicorn Books
published : 2017
Funny, tough, and heartbreaking--often all at once--Mimi Lipson?s debut collection is a grand tour of bars, diners, bus stations, dog parks, hardcore clubs, vacant lots, and other places that draw people whose inner lives are richer than their wallets. Lipson?s alter ego, the sharp-tongued and sharp-eyed Kitty, appears in a variety of guises: as a...
Publisher : Verse Chorus Press
published : 2014
Contains The Cloud of Unknowing, The Mystical Theology of Saint Denis, The Book of Privy Counselling, and An Epistle on Prayer. Against a tradition of devotional writings which focussed on knowing God through Christ's Passion and his humanity, these texts describe a transcendent God who exists beyond human knowledge and human language. These four...
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
published : 2001