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The Cloud of Unknowing
     

The Cloud of Unknowing

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Written by an anonymous fourteenth-century author, The Cloud of Unknowing was originally prepared for cloistered monks. This contemporary English translation with foreword by bestselling author, Robert Benson, help to put this classic text within reach of everyday Christians.

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Written by an anonymous fourteenth-century author, The Cloud of Unknowing was originally prepared for cloistered monks. This contemporary English translation with foreword by bestselling author, Robert Benson, help to put this classic text within reach of everyday Christians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557256690
Publisher:
Paraclete Press
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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"Nothing is known of the author; beyond the fact, which seems clear from his writings, that he was a cloistered monk devoted to the contemplative life. It has been thought that he was a Carthusian. But the rule of that austere order, whose members live in hermit-like seclusion, and scarcely meet except for the purpose of divine worship, can hardly have afforded him opportunity of observing and enduring all those tiresome tricks and absurd mannerisms of which he gives so amusing and realistic a description in the lighter passages of the Cloud. These passages betray the half-humorous exasperation of the temperamental recluse, nervous, fastidious, and hypersensitive writer who loved silence and peace."

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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