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cloud of unknowing and other treatises by an English mystic of the fourteenth century

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Published by Burns, Oates and Washbourne in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwith a commentary on the Cloud by Father Augustine Baker, O. S. B., edited by Dom Justin McCann.
ContributionsBaker, Augustine, 1575-1641., McCann, Justin, 1882-1959.
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LC ClassificationsBV5080.C5 1947
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 215 p. ;
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20104468M


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John of the Cross and Teilhard de Chardin /5(). The Cloud of unknowing and other treatises: by an English mystic of the fourteenth century / with a commentary on The cloud by Augustine Baker. About The Cloud of Unknowing. In fourteenth-century England an anonymous monk wrote an extraordinary text illuminating the life of contemplative devotion and the drama of the soul’s union with God.

Precariously heretical in its day, it became a classic of Christian mystical thought. 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.

Acevedo Butcher is a specialist on the medieval English in which the anonymous fourteenth century writer of The Cloud of Unknowing penned his advice to an also anonymous twenty-four year old. 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. Other Titles: Cloud of unknowing. Book of contemplation: Responsibility: by an English mystic of the fourteenth century, with a commentary on The cloud by Father Augustine Baker, O.S.B.; edited by Dom Justin McCann.

OCLC Number: Description: xxix, pages 20 cm. Contents: 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.

The author of this work, originally titled The Cloude of Unknowyng, is believed to have been a mystic monk from the eastern regions of England in the second half of the fourteenth century.

Some have suggested that the author was the English Augustinian mystic Walter Hilton or a Carthusian priest, but there is no conclusive evidence for : Ebook. The Cloud of Unknowing Fourteenth-century English theological treatise.

The Cloud of Unknowing is an English book of Christian mysticism dating from. 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.

This is the directive, written by an anonymous author and printed immediately inside the front cover of The Cloud of Unknowing. While we do not know his name, he is known to be a fourteenth century mystic, theologian and spiritual friend.

Of his writings, The Cloud of Unknowing and the Book of Privy Counseling are the best known. The Cloud of Unknowing Anonymous.

This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Langua ge) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version Client Academic. The Cloud of Unknowing dates back as far as the fourteenth century and has inspired generations of seekers in their efforts to connect with God.

Created as a primer to instruct young monks to develop techniques for encountering God, its tone is not academic or austere but rather a loving call for believers to grow closer to God through meditation and : Whitaker House.

OCLC Number: Description: lii, pages ; 19 cm: Other Titles: Cloud of unknowing. Book of contemplation: Responsibility: by an English mystic of the fourteenth century ; with a commentary on The cloud by Augustine Baker ; edited by Justin McCann.

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Series Title: Orchard books. Responsibility. The author of this work, originally titled The Cloude of Unknowyng, is believed to have been a mystic monk from the eastern regions of England in the second half of the fourteenth century.

Some have suggested that the author was the English Augustinian mystic Walter Hilton or a Carthusian priest, but there is no conclusive evidence for : Whitaker House. 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.

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tradition as represented by the fourteenth-century anonymous English mystic. There have been a number of studies on The Cloud of Unknowing throughout much of the last century and into the present one, including monographs, scholarly articles as well as masters‘ and doctoral theses.

In the following survey I will limit my review to dissertations. The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowyng) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century.

The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages. The English Counselor translated Dionysius' Mystical Theology under the title" Hid Divinity"Rowan Williams, wrote in his book (The wound of knowledge); "The unknowing Englishman gave a brilliant little summary of the Dionysian ideas" Enjoying the way of UnknowingAfter reading the expert introduction by Wm.

Johnston, helpful for a reader of some 5/5(5). Originally written in Middle English by an unknown mystic of the 14th century, THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING represents the first expression in our own tongue of the soul's quest for God.

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Edition 5th ed. This anonymous fourteenth-century text is the glory of English mysticism, and one of the most practical and useful guides to finding union with God ever written.

Carmen Acevedo Butcher’s new translation is the first to bring the text into a modern English idiom - while remaining strictly faithful to the meaning of the original Middle English. THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING and THE BOOK OF PRIVY COUNSELING are the first explorations in the English language of the soul’s quest for God.

Written in Middle English by an unknown fourteenth-century mystic, THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING expresses with beauty a message that has inspired such great religious thinkers as St.

John of the Cross and 5/5(4). The Cloud of Unknowing for Everyone is the latest in a pdf that aims to make some of the pdf Christian teachers accessible to all. The Cloud of Unknowing, written by an unknown fourteenth century author, points out that all we can know of God is slight; God in Godself is unknowable to our limited intellect and thought.“The Cloud of Unknowing,” written in the fourteenth century by an anonymous English Christian, is the fourth of my Five Books to Support the Churchless that I’ve been writing about.

I’m trying to sum up the essence of each book in a single word. For “The Cloud of Unknowing."The Cloud of Unknowing" is a spiritual guide on ebook prayer in the late Middle Ages. The underlying ebook 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 .