Interior Castle

Interior Castle


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Interior Castle by St Teresa of Avila

2014 Reprint of 1961 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "Interior Castle" is one of the most celebrated books on mystical theology available. It is the most sublime and mature of Teresa of Avila's works and expresses the full flowering of her deep experience in guiding souls toward spiritual enlightenment. In addition to its profound content, it is a treasury of important maxims on such ascetic subjects as self-knowledge, humility, detachment and suffering. But above all, this account of a soul's progress in virtue and grace is the record of a life-of the interior life of St. Teresa of Avila, whose soul, mind and temperament hold so deep an attraction for the modern mind. In its central image, Teresa describes the soul "as a castle made of a single diamond in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions. She describes the various mansions of the castle, the degrees of purgation and strife, through which the soul must pass in its quest for perfection before reaching the innermost chambers, the place of complete transfiguration and communion with God.

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ISBN-13: 9781614276371
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
Publication date: 05/28/2014
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 240,068
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Interior Castle (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Oblate More than 1 year ago
There is no way that anything that St. Teresa of Avila wrote won't be of the highest caliber. The book itself is beautifully done and the painting on the cover, which is one of the most beautiful of the Saint, has no acknowledgment. I would love to know who painted it. But, what a value for this book. I had always wanted to read, and own a copy of Interior Castle, and I have it for a really good price. Thanks Barnes and Noble. Kevin McCombs
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Namaste-Ron More than 1 year ago
After reading 'Entering the Castle' several times over the past 3 or so years, I finally sat down and read the book that influence Carolyn. The book originally was written to Sisters of the Convent where St. Teresa resided - however when one reads what is said, one knows immediately that it was written to them. Truly powerful - life changing - and beyond profound.
momm3SM More than 1 year ago
This is not an easy read, but one of those books where you read a bit of it and it gives you food for thought....I highly recommend it!
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