Life of the Servant

Life of the Servant

by Henry Suso
     
 

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'The Life of the Servant' is one of the world's greatest religious biographies. It is the work of a saint - one of that remarkable trio of 14th century German mystics, of whom the others were Eckhardt and Tauler - who was also a poet. The book was never intended for publication, and owes its preservation to an accident. What Suso confided to his 'spiritual daughter'

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'The Life of the Servant' is one of the world's greatest religious biographies. It is the work of a saint - one of that remarkable trio of 14th century German mystics, of whom the others were Eckhardt and Tauler - who was also a poet. The book was never intended for publication, and owes its preservation to an accident. What Suso confided to his 'spiritual daughter' was meant for her ears alone. In order to console a highly gifted woman in the acute sufferings that preceded her death he unfolded his own hidden life. The value of the book lies in its remarkable simplicity coupled with its unsurpassed poetic beauty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780227678626
Publisher:
Lutterworth Press, The
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
Classics of Mysticism Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Henry Suso (also called Amandus, a name adopted in his writings, and Heinrich Seuse in German) was a German mystic, born at Überlingen on Lake Constance, between 1295 and 1297, he died at Ulm on 25 January 1366.

James M. Clark was Professor of German at Glasgow University.

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