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by Clifton Wolters,Anonymous

Category: World
Subcategory: History books
Author: Clifton Wolters,Anonymous
ISBN: 0140443851
ISBN13: 978-0140443851
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics (November 30, 1978)
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The other works placed with the Cloud help put it into context.

The other works placed with the Cloud help put it into context. It is important that anyone who wishes to follow the author's advise do so thoughtfully and carefully. Concepts such as the impossibility to truly KNOW God and the impossibility for the senses and the mind to come to Him, along with the necessity to rely to a certain extent on the heart and emotions can easily lead in non-Christian directions if the reader does not have a mature understanding of spiritual matters. Not!", says the wisely anonymous author of Penguin Classics' "The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works", all dealing with the flesh-to-Spirit path to spiritual perfection.

The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works (Penguin Classics) Paperback. I bought it for the reason that it says it's a Christian classic, and also I'd heard a lot about this book while reading about Christian mysticism. It's such a great book. It's such a great book

Two books by the same anonymous author: The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works (Clifton Wolters, trans. (Penguin Classics, 1961, revised 1978). A Study of Wisdom: Three Tracts by the Author of The Cloud of Unknowing (Clifton Wolters, trans.

Two books by the same anonymous author: The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works (Clifton Wolters, trans.

The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowing) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century

The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowing) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages

Anonymous medieval mystical work on knowing God through accepting His total mystery in the "cloud of. .

Anonymous medieval mystical work on knowing God through accepting His total mystery in the "cloud of unknowing. Although the work is written for contemplatives, it has much to teach any serious Christian. The book focuses on God's grace and its necessity in finding Him, a somewhat unusual theme for a medieval work. After the useful introduction by the translator A. C. Spearing, we delve into the mystical theology of St. Denis.

Many of these works focused on Christ’s Passion and humanity, whereas The Cloud of Unknowing describes an.With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

Drawing upon radically different traditions, it is a rich work full of intriguing contradictions that speaks to us with liveliness and wit even today.

The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works (Penguin Classics).

Clifton Wolters died in I99!. Authorship The identity of the author of The Cloud of Unknowing and its cognates is not known. for the. The cloud of unknowing and other works. PENGUIN BOOKS Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Books Ltd, 27 Wrigbll Laoc, London W8 STZ, England Penguin Books USA In. 37S Hudaon St:Ret, New York, New York 10014, USA Penguin Books AuslrBiia Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria, Australia Penguin Books Canada Lid, 10 Alcorn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4V 3B2 Penguin Boolr.

Contains The Cloud of Unknowing, The Mystical Theology of Saint Denis, The Book of Privy Counselling, and An Epistle on Prayer. Contains The Cloud of Unknowing, The Mystical Theology of Saint Denis, The Book of Privy Counselling, and An Epistle on Prayer.

The Cloud of Unknowing offers an approach to contemplative life that finds holiness at a level deeper than physical .

The author advises placing all thought and mental imagery behind a metaphorical cloud of forgetting while seeking to love the divine. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Comments to eBook The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works (Penguin Classics)
Gavinrage
As a student of the "Cloud" for many years I appreciate having this text in my library, especially since it includes the "The Mystical Theology of St. Denis," "The Book of Privy Counselling," and "An Epistle on Prayer." However, the type face is so small that my 65 year old eyes tire easily when attempting to read it. If you're subject to eye strain, I'd recommend William Johnston's edition of "Cloud" and "Privy" or the "Cloud" from the "Classics of Western Spirituality" put out by Paulist Press along with its companion volume, "The Pursuit of Wisdom," containing other works by the "Cloud's" author. In any case, no student of contemplative prayer/meditation should be anything but thoroughly familiar with the treasure these texts contain.
Monn
Taking the warning at the beginning that it is not meant for those with a casual or shallow spirituality into account, this work is an immensely deep and timeless guide to any Christian seeking nearness to God. Even in instances where I might disagree with the author's theology on some point, The Cloud of Unknowing is thought provoking and inspiring. The other works placed with the Cloud help put it into context. It is important that anyone who wishes to follow the author's advise do so thoughtfully and carefully. Concepts such as the impossibility to truly KNOW God and the impossibility for the senses and the mind to come to Him, along with the necessity to rely to a certain extent on the heart and emotions can easily lead in non-Christian directions if the reader does not have a mature understanding of spiritual matters. No matter how strange his teaching may seem at times, the author was an absolutely orthodox Catholic. It is important to remember where the author is coming from in such lofty literature to keep things in context. That done, it is easy for me, an Evangelical Baptist, to say that this work is as applicable for me today as it was during the middle ages when it was written. I also want to say that I always try to buy Penguin editions of any classic work I may be looking for. Penguin combines annotated and informational style that lends context with affordability. As a student, I appreciate both.
Saberdragon
Very interesting book. Given its age, it was much easier to read than I was expecting and provided insight into the more mystical and contemplative practice of prayer meditation.
Darksinger
Are we and our institutions--individually and collectively--irredeemably mired in the flesh?

"Not!", says the wisely anonymous author of Penguin Classics' "The Cloud of Unknowing and [Three] Other Works", all dealing with the flesh-to-Spirit path to spiritual perfection.

The unknown author's recommendation that one pay particular attention to short words of one syllable (God, love, in, up, and so forth) is well taken, as is his insistence that one must read the entire text (to avoid misunderstandings) and indeed repeatedly re-read, in order to arrive at a proper understanding of all that the author would so dearly love to convey.

I was greatly helped by including translator A. C. Spearing's Introduction in the cycle of readings.

Your friend in Christ Jesus, John Douglas Adams.
Reemiel
This is not a novel, but a book that explains religion and man of a certain time period that is still just as relevant today.
Whitestone
Excellent insights
Rolorel
what a read!!!great service....thank you
Nothing quite like it in English. Almost convinced me to learn Middle English. Speculation that it was written by a Carthusian, the great monastic order that has kept the faith for over 1000 years. Even Henry VIII's "investigators" admitted that they could no misconduct by the Carthusians, but they took their property and burned their leaders anyway. "Into Great Silence" is a marvelous documentary shot at their head monastery in France.
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