Overview

The Interior Castle is more than a book. It is a powerful image of the mystery of the human person. It is the soul of St. Teresa of Avila, who journeys through the castle from one dwelling place to another mapping out a feminine, yet warlike, program for the Christian spiritual life. It is also the last book Teresa wrote: in 1577, five years before she died, she recorded, to the best of her knowledge, the experiences for which she praised God.
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The Interior Castle Study Edition

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Overview

The Interior Castle is more than a book. It is a powerful image of the mystery of the human person. It is the soul of St. Teresa of Avila, who journeys through the castle from one dwelling place to another mapping out a feminine, yet warlike, program for the Christian spiritual life. It is also the last book Teresa wrote: in 1577, five years before she died, she recorded, to the best of her knowledge, the experiences for which she praised God.

Reading Teresa herself is indispensable. The authors of this study edition designed it as a springboard to reading and understanding Teresas text. They present a chapter of Teresas book, followed by a review of the progress of her thought and the principal ideas in each chapter. Next they give interpretive notes: doctrinal, historical, and sociological. Then because Teresa wanted her writings to be in harmony with sacred Scripture, they point out scriptural texts that support her ideas.

Finally, the authors show how teachings of the present-day church demonstrate both how Teresas basic notions were correct and how we can apply her principles to our times.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016404905
  • Publisher: ICS Publications
  • Publication date: 7/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 484
  • Sales rank: 593,939
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Author: St. Teresa of Avila
St. Teresa of Jesus was born in 1515. She entered the Carmelite Monastery of the Incarnation in Avila, Spain. She founded 17 other Carmelite Monasteries in her lifetime. She wrote several spiritual classics on prayer and contemplation. She died in 1582.

Translator: Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD
Fr. Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD is the English translator of the writings of both St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. He is a member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies (ICS) and was the vice postulator for the canonization of St. Edith Stein.
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  • Posted September 2, 2011

    Thank you ICS!

    Excellent to use alongside of the liberally underlined and note filled print copies from the days when print size didn't matter.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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