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cloud of unknowing, and other treatises

cloud of unknowing, and other treatises

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Published by Burns and Washbourne in London .
Written in English

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  • Mysticism -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500

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    Statementby an English mystic of the fourteenth century ; with a commentary on The cloud by Augustine Baker ; edited by Justin McCann
    ContributionsBaker, Augustine, 1575-1641, McCann, Justin, 1882-1959, Dionysius, the Areopagite, 1st cent.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationlii, 406 p. ;
    Number of Pages406
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17564300M

    The Cloud of Unknowing by edited by Phyllis Hodgson and a great selection of related books, The Cloud of Unknowing and The Book of Privy Counselling (Early English Text Society Original Series) Deonise Hid Diuinite and Other Treatises on Contemplative Prayer Related to The Cloud of Unknowing.   The Cloud of Unknowing and The Book of Privy Counseling by Anonymous Originally written in Middle English by an unknown mystic of the fourteenth century, The Cloud of Unknowing represents the first expression in our own tongue of the soul's quest for God/5(30).

    Buy a cheap copy of The Cloud of Unknowing: and The Book of by Anonymous. God can be loved but he cannot be thought. He can be grasped by love but never by concepts. So less thinking and more loving. This is William Johnston's summary Free shipping over $/5(5). This is Evelyn Underhill's translation of the medieval spiritual guidebook called The Cloud of Unknowing, written by an anonymous English monk. At the core is a mystical approach to Christian prayer, in which God is found not through rote knowledge, but through 'blind love.' It has been described as Christianity with a Zen outlook.

    The Cloud of Unknowing and The Book of Privy Counselling, treatises full of individual experience as well as of typical fourteenth-century speculative and affective mysticism, have an importance to-day for the man of prayer and the psychologist no less than for the student of medieval thought. "The Cloud of Unknowing" is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages. The underlying message of this work suggests that the way to know God is to abandon consideration of God's particular activities and attributes, and be courageous enough to surrender one's mind and ego to the realm of "unknowing", at which point one may begin to glimpse the .


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"The Cloud of Unknowing" is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. Along with "The Cloud" were written six accompanying treaties. Chief among these is "Epistle of Privy Counsel" which is also reproduced in this text.

"The Cloud" is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer.3/5(3). The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Treatises [Abbot Justin McCann Father Augustine Baker] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(2).

In The Cloud of Unknowing, an anonymous 14th-century monk, a master of the practice of Christian contemplation, explores both the philosophy/theology behind the practice and the method of practice itself.

He writes particularly for an unidentified younger monk who is considering the call to a contemplative life/5. "The Cloud of Unknowing" is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century.

Along with "The Cloud" were written six accompanying treaties. Chief among these is "Epistle of Privy Counsel" which is also reproduced in this text.

"The Cloud" is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer. Contains The Cloud of Unknowing, The Mystical Theology of Saint Denis, The Book of Privy Counselling, and An Epistle on Prayer. Against a tradition of devotional writings which focussed on knowing God through Christ's Passion and his humanity, these texts describe a transcendent God who exists 4/5.

The Cloud of Unknowing and The Book of Privy Counseling. EETS no. London: Oxford University Press, a. E-mail Citation» Considered the most scholarly edition of The Cloud of Unknowing and its related works. Hodgson, Phyllis, ed. Deonise Hid Divinite and Other Treatises on Contemplative Prayer Related to The Cloud of Unknowing.

EETS no. The Cloud of Unknowing Anonymous. This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Langua ge) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version Client Academic. Mystical Texts: The Cloud of Unknowing The Cloud of Unknowing is a classic mystical text that was written by an anonymous English monk in the 14 th century.

It’s a guide to contemplative prayer but with an agnostic approach that’s very similar to Zen, once you get past the religious language. Contents.-A book of contemplation, the which is called the Cloud of unknowing, in the which a soul is oned with God.-The epistle of privy counsel.-The translation of Denis Hid divinity [De mystica theologia]-Secretum sive mysticum, being an exposition of the Cloud of unknowing, by Father Augustine Baker.

|a A book of contemplation, the which is called the Cloud of unknowing, in the which a soul is oned with GodThe epistle of privy counselThe translation of Denis Hid divinity [De mystica theologia]--Secretum sive mysticum, being an exposition of the Cloud of unknowing, by Father Augustine Baker.

A book of contemplation; the which is called, The cloud of unknowing, in the which a soul is oned with GodThe epistle of privy counselHow man's soul is made to the image and the likeness of the Holy Trinity--The translation of Denis Hid divinity [De mystica theologia]--Secretum sive mysticum, being an exposition of The cloud of unknowing, by Father Augustine Baker.

A book of contemplation, the which is called the Cloud of unknowing, in the which a soul is oned with GodThe epistle of privy counselThe translation of Denis Hid divinity [De mystica theologia]--Secretum sive mysticum, being an exposition of the Cloud of unknowing, by Father Augustine Baker.

INTRODUCTION THE little family of mystical treatises which is known to students as “the Cloud of Unknowing group,” deserves more attention than it has hitherto received from English lovers of mysticism: for it represents the first expression in our own tongue of that great mystic tradition of the Christian Neoplatonists which gathered up, remade, and “salted with Christ’s.

"The Cloud of Unknowing" is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. Along with "The Cloud" were written six accompanying treaties.

Chief among these is "Epistle of Privy Counsel" which is also reproduced in this text/5(2). The Cloud of Unknowing This book is in the public domain. THE little family of mystical treatises which is known to students as "the Cloud of In the prologue of the Cloud of Unknowing we find the warning, so often prefixed to mediaeval mystical works, that it shall on no account be lent, given, or read to other.

Buy The cloud of unknowing, and other treatises by Justin McCann, Augustine Baker, Father online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition.

The Cloud of Unknowing, a masterpiece of simplicity that distills a complex mystical epistemology and discipline into engagingly readable prose, embodies a offers a method by which the suitably disposed reader may practice an advanced and even austere form of contemplation - the divesting of the mind of all images and concepts through an encounter.

THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING summarized in modern english. If you want to have a relationship with God's love, you have to read this book with your heart.

Being smart or well educated will not help you understand this. God responds to humility and love, not pride. Between you and God, there is a cloud of unknowing.

You cannot know God with words or. The Cloud of unknowing and other treatises: by an English mystic of the fourteenth century / with a commentary on The cloud by Augustine Baker ; edited by Justin McCann McCann, Justin, View online. The Cloud of Unknowing is a mystical tract from 14th century England, probably written by a Carthusian monk for a young novice.

The work is about contemplative prayer and the mystical union with God through the path of via negativa, or letting go of all concepts, images and ideas of God and creatures and approaching God's bare essence or Being which is veiled in /5(5).

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Justin (ed) McCANN.Download The Pursuit of Wisdom and Other Works by the Author of the Cloud of Unknowing (Classics of Western Spirituality) and read The Pursuit of Wisdom and Other Works by the Author of the Cloud of Unknowing (Classics of Western Spirituality) online books in format PDF.

Get also books in EPUB and Mobi Format. Check out other translated books in French, Spanish. The unknown author, thought to be a priest and Carthusian monk, is also believed to have written the other three works in this volume: The Mystical Theology of Saint Denis, The Book of Privy Counselling, and An Epistle on Prayer, which, together with The Cloud of Unknowing, are the four texts at the core of medieval mystical theology/5(76).