The Cloud of Unknowing

The Cloud of Unknowing

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Some things never change, including the human need to connect with our creator. Prayer and meditation on the divine are techniques that have been used for millennia to grow in the knowledge of God. Cloud of Unknowing documents techniques used by the medieval monastic community to build and maintain that contemplative knowledge of God. Scholars date the anonymous…  See more details below

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Some things never change, including the human need to connect with our creator. Prayer and meditation on the divine are techniques that have been used for millennia to grow in the knowledge of God. Cloud of Unknowing documents techniques used by the medieval monastic community to build and maintain that contemplative knowledge of God. Scholars date the anonymous authorship of Cloud of Unknowing to 1375, during the height of European monasticism. Written as a primer for the young monastic, the work is instructional, but does not have an austere didactic tone. Rather, the work embraces the reader with a maternal call to grow closer to God through meditation and prayer.

Andrew Hanson
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This edition features an artistic cover and a new promotional introduction.

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ISBN-13:
2940013193857
Publisher:
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
705 KB

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The Cloud of Unknowing 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This particular version is in old English, which made it pretty much incomprehensible to me. I finally bought the version edited by William Johnston, which is in contemporary English, but as of this writing is not available for the Nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. Underhill's version reviewed here modernizes the spelling but otherwise still feels like Middle English. It has served many well. Modern translations by Ira Progoff and by Carmen Acevedo Butcher make more sense to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book by accident several years ago. It quickly became one of my personal favorites, and now i have it on my Nook. Great read challenging the way we perceive the God of the Bible, and prayer.
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I have been waiting for this order for some time now. Could U please let me know what has happened with my order. I know it was backordered but that is all I have heard about my order. Russell Breunig 1900 Clarberth St. Schofield,Wi. 54476