Christian Mystics of the Middle Ages (Dover Books on Western Philosophy Series) : An Anthology of Writings

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Reflections by 13 men and women, conveniently gathered into one volume, encompass the works of Angela of Foligno, John Ruysbroeck, Henry Suso, Richard Rolle, John Tauler, the author of The Cloud of Unknowing, Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Siena, Walter Hilton, Catherine of Genoa, St. Teresa, John of the Cross, and Francis de Sales.

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Reflections by 13 men and women, conveniently gathered into one volume, encompass the works of Angela of Foligno, John Ruysbroeck, Henry Suso, Richard Rolle, John Tauler, the author of The Cloud of Unknowing, Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Siena, Walter Hilton, Catherine of Genoa, St. Teresa, John of the Cross, and Francis de Sales.

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Table of Contents

21
The Fearful Night of the Soul 21
A Pilgrimage to Assisi 25
The Beauty of God 28
The Unutterable 29
Divine Confirmation 31
True and False Love 35
Jesus Suffered for Me 37
Knowledge of God and of Oneself 40
Knowing God in Truth 43
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Watch the Bee 47
The Divine Son in the Vale of the Soul 48
The Insatiable Hunger for God 49
Burning Air and Glowing Fire 50
The Ebb and Flow of God 51
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God's Lovableness 54
The Worth of Temporal Trials 60
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The Three Degrees of Love 67
A Song of Love 70
A Prayer to Love 71
On Excess of Penance 72
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The Hunting of the Soul 75
Abandonment to the Divine Will 79
True Prayer 83
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Contemplation 87
How to attain God by a Negative Knowledge 88
The Prayers of a Contemplative 90
Supreme Detachment of the True Contemplative 91
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Jesus our Mother 94
The Use of Faults 97
Jesus Crucified 98
The Soul's True Rest 101
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The Attainment of Perfect Love 104
Divine Providence 106
The State of Perfect Souls 109
Ecstatic Union 110
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The Parable of a Devout Pilgrim 114
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The Souls in Purgatory 121
Joys and Sufferings of Purgatory 122
Divine Wisdom manifested by Hell and Purgatory 123
The Love of God in Purgatory 124
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A Vision of Hell 127
Fiat Voluntas Tua 131
On not excusing Oneself uselessly 132
Delights of Passive Love 135
Prayer of Union: The Mystical Butterfly 137
God's Continual Presence 139
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Complete Mortification necessary for Wisdom 143
Spiritual Wisdom 147
Hindering Contemplation 148
The Two Mystical Nights 150
The Night of the Senses: What it is 151
Signs of the Night of the Senses 153
The Night of the Soul 154
The Night of the Soul explained by a Comparison 155
Desire of Union 156
God Hidden in the Soul 158
The Shaft of Love 161
The Dart of Love 163
The Soul Dying of Love 164
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The Recollected Soul 167
The Wound of Love 170
Abandonment to God's Pleasure 174
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