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The Cloud of Unknowing
     

The Cloud of Unknowing

by James Walsh, Simon Tugwell
 

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ISBN-10: 0809123320

ISBN-13: 9780809123322

Pub. Date: 12/28/1988

Publisher: Paulist Press

Written by an anonymous English monk during the late fourteenth century, 'The Cloud of Unknowing' holds an important place in the history of both Western literature and spirituality. Though originally intended for a select audience, the work's simple, engaging style has won it widespread popularity since it rediscovery more than century ago. 'The Cloud' puts forth a

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Written by an anonymous English monk during the late fourteenth century, 'The Cloud of Unknowing' holds an important place in the history of both Western literature and spirituality. Though originally intended for a select audience, the work's simple, engaging style has won it widespread popularity since it rediscovery more than century ago. 'The Cloud' puts forth a method of contemplation that stresses the impotence of the understanding to break through the cloud of unknowing that separates God and humanity. Rather, 'it is love alone that can reach God in this life.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809123322
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Series:
Classics of Western Spirituality Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
301,466
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.84(d)

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