The Way of Ecstacy: Praying with Teresa of Avila

The Way of Ecstacy: Praying with Teresa of Avila

by Peter Tyler
     
 

The Way of Ecstasy is a clear and accessible introduction to Teresa of Avila, as well as a beginner's guide to prayer. Using Teresa's book The Interior Castle as a guide, Peter Tyler escorts readers through the basics of a well-grounded prayer life. Teresa's first mansion (in The Interior Castle) for instance, shows us how to enter prayer. Her second mansion helps us… See more details below

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The Way of Ecstasy is a clear and accessible introduction to Teresa of Avila, as well as a beginner's guide to prayer. Using Teresa's book The Interior Castle as a guide, Peter Tyler escorts readers through the basics of a well-grounded prayer life. Teresa's first mansion (in The Interior Castle) for instance, shows us how to enter prayer. Her second mansion helps us to learn about balancing the needs of a life of prayer, and this pattern continues for all of Teresa's seven mansions.

The Way of Ecstasy is a practical resource for groups and individuals who want to learn the basics of the spiritual life. Teresa's image of the castle with its seven mansions and Christ himself waiting at the center form a perfect analogy of the journey of the human soul toward God, the states of spiritual growth through which we will reach our goal, and the difficulties we will encounter along the way. Study questions at the end of each chapter make this an excellent resource for reading groups.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819217769
Publisher:
Morehouse Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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