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The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works (Penguin Black Classics Series)

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The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works (Penguin Black Classics Series)

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In the fourteenth century there was a great flourishing of religious writing in English, both orthodox and heretical. Many of these works focused on Christ's Humanity and Passion, whereas The Cloud of Unknowing draws on radically different traditions to evoke an abstract, transcendent God, beyond human understanding. It calls for intense contemplation, motivated by love and stripped of all thought, as the way to the Divine. Yet the author's powerfully concrete language is deliberately at odds with this spiritual doctrine, making The Cloud a rich work full of intriguing contradictions that speaks to us with liveliness and wit today.

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In the fourteenth century there was a great flourishing of religious writing in English, both orthodox and heretical. Many of these works focused on Christ's Humanity and Passion, whereas The Cloud of Unknowing draws on radically different traditions to evoke an abstract, transcendent God, beyond human understanding. It calls for intense contemplation, motivated by love and stripped of all thought, as the way to the Divine. Yet the author's powerfully concrete language is deliberately at odds with this spiritual doctrine, making The Cloud a rich work full of intriguing contradictions that speaks to us with liveliness and wit today.
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The HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series presents short, accessible introductions to the foundational works that shaped Western religious thought and culture. This series seeks to find new readers for these dynamic spiritual voices -- voices that have changed lives throughout the centuries and still can today.

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  • :the Cloud Of Unknowing
    " Cellpadding="0" Cellspacing="5" Border="0"acknowledgments
    introduction
    further Reading
    note On The Text

    the Mystical Theology Of St. Denis
    the Cloud Of Unknowing
    the Book Of Privy Counselling
    an Epistle On Prayer
    notes
    appendix: Middle English Text Of the Mystical Theology Of St. Denis, Chapter 2

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  • Catalogue Code 420620
  • Product Code 9780140447620
  • ISBN 0140447628
  • EAN 9780140447620
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Publication Date Jan 2002
  • Sales Rank #39243
  • Dimensions 198 x 129 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.158kg

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