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The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works : Classic, Modern, Penguin - Unknown

The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works

By: Unknown

Paperback Published: 26th October 2001
ISBN: 9780140447620
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 18+ years old

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In the fourteenth century there was a great flourishing of religious writing in English, both orthodox and heretical. Many of these works focused on Christ's Humanity and Passion, whereas The Cloud of Unknowing draws on radically different traditions to evoke an abstract, transcendent God, beyond human understanding. It calls for intense contemplation, motivated by love and stripped of all thought, as the way to the Divine. Yet the author's powerfully concrete language is deliberately at odds with this spiritual doctrine, making The Cloud a rich work full of intriguing contradictions that speaks to us with liveliness and wit today.

About the Author

The identity of the author of The Cloud of Unknowing is not known, but he was undoubtedly an English priest who lived during the latter half of the 14th century.

Further Reading
Note on the Text
The Mystical Theology of St Denisp. 1
The Cloud of Unknowingp. 11
The Book of Privy Counsellingp. 103
An Epistle on Prayerp. 135
Notesp. 143
Middle English text of The Mystical Theology of Saint Denis, chapter 2p. 158
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ISBN: 9780140447620
ISBN-10: 0140447628
Series: Classic, Modern, Penguin
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 26th October 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1

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