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The Cloud of Unknowing
     

The Cloud of Unknowing

by Halcyon Backhouse (Editor)
 

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Lift up your heart to God with a humble impulse of love and have himself as your aim, not any of his goods . . . Set yourself to rest in this darkness, always crying out after him whom you love. For if you are to experience him or to see him at all, insofar as it is possible here, it must always be in this cloud and in this darkness.
 
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Lift up your heart to God with a humble impulse of love and have himself as your aim, not any of his goods . . . Set yourself to rest in this darkness, always crying out after him whom you love. For if you are to experience him or to see him at all, insofar as it is possible here, it must always be in this cloud and in this darkness.
 
The Cloud of Unknowing is one of the classic medieval texts on contemplative prayer. Written anonymously towards the end of the 14th century for someone just starting out in the journey of faith, it dwells on the essentially unknowability of God. Since God cannot be grasped by the intellect, he must be approached with an attitude of humility and love, in listening prayer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340980118
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Hodder Classics
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Halcyon Backhouse is the editor of The Best of Meister Eckhart, The Life of Christ, and A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life.

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