Incandescence: Daily Readings from the Women Medieval Mystics

Incandescence: Daily Readings from the Women Medieval Mystics

by Carmen Acevedo Butcher
     
 
Turn to any page in this beautiful collection and you will discover the women mystics of Christian tradition. These fascinating women offer a lucid alternative to today's more rationalistic approaches to God. They offer a way to peace, laughter, love, and connection with each other, and they show us a picture of a tender, nurturing, forgiving God who is as intimate as

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Turn to any page in this beautiful collection and you will discover the women mystics of Christian tradition. These fascinating women offer a lucid alternative to today's more rationalistic approaches to God. They offer a way to peace, laughter, love, and connection with each other, and they show us a picture of a tender, nurturing, forgiving God who is as intimate as our own breath. Incandescence offers fresh translations from the writings of famous and not-so-famous mystics—Julian of Norwich, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Catherine of Siena, Hildegard of Bingen, Gertrude of Helfta, Margery Kempe, and others. Each reading includes a meditation, prayer, poem, or song, offering stunning insights on God's divine, mothering love, the guidance of God's light, the sensuality of faith, and more. "In these pages, the images of the spiritual life are the erotic ones of the feminine experience. They are the stuff of very physically-present women who loved their Lord with a ferocity and passion that could be reported only in those experiences of the flesh. . . there is peace here in the company of these good women." —from the foreword by Phyllis Tickle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557254184
Publisher:
Paraclete Press
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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