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Hadewijch Cws

Author : Hadewijch
ISBN : 0809122979
Genre : Religion
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Hadewijch, a Flemish Beguine of the 13th century, is undoubtedly the most important exponent of love mysticism and one of the loftiest figures in the western mystical tradition.
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Elisabeth Of Sch Nau Cws

Author : Elisabeth (Schonaugiensis.)
ISBN : 0809105217
Genre : Religion
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In this Classic of Western Spirituality readers will find the first English translation of the complete works of Elisabeth of Schonau, a twelfth-century Benedictine nun who claimed to have a series of extraordinary visionary experiences. In the complete works of Elisabeth are: -- three visionary diaries: First, Second and Third Book of Visions; -- a book of sermons, The Book of the Ways of God; -- Revelations about the Sacred Company of the Virgins of Cologne; -- The Resurrection of the Blessed Virgin; -- a collection of Elisabeth's letters; -- and a text describing Elisabeth's last days by her brother and secretary, Eckbert. Elisabeth's prophetic message brought consolation to the people of her day and a call for firmness of faith and the moral life. Today's readers will gain insight into how the communal, liturgical culture of a Benedictine monastery could shape the interior life and prophetic identity of a woman committed to its ideals.
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The Wisdom Of The Beguines

Author : Laura Swan
ISBN : 162919008X
Genre : History
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The beguines began to form in various parts of Europe over eight hundred years ago. Beguines were laywomen, not nuns, and they did not live in monasteries. They practiced a remarkable way of living independently, and they were never a religious order or a formalized movement. But there were common elements that these medieval women shared across Europe, including their visionary spirituality, their unusual business acumen, and their courageous commitment to the poor and sick. Beguines were essentially self-defined, in opposition to the many attempts to control and define them. They lived by themselves or in communities called beguinages, which could be single homes for just a few women or, as in Brugge, Brussels, and Amsterdam, walled-in rows of houses where hundreds of beguines lived together--a village of women within a medieval town or city. Among the beguines were celebrated spiritual writers and mystics, including Mechthild of Magdeburg, Beatrijs of Nazareth, Hadewijch, and Marguerite Porete--who was condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake in Paris in 1310. She was not the only beguine suspected of heresy, and often politics were the driving force behind such charges. The beguines, across the centuries, have left us a great legacy. They invite us to listen to their voices, to seek out their wisdom, to discover them anew.
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The Stripping Of The Altars

Author : Eamon Duffy
ISBN : 0300108281
Genre : Religion
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Recreating lay people's experience of the religion of the pre-Reformation church, this text argues that late-medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong & vigorous tradition, & that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular & thoroughly respectable religious system. Previous ed.: 1992.
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100 Days In The Secret Place

Author : Gene Edwards
ISBN : 0768420652
Genre : Religion
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Bored with the exercises of religious ritualism and parched by the teaching of dry dogma, man searches for a way back home to the place of His presence. Unfortunately, this journey inward is a "road less traveled" and too few have found the way. Gene Edwards, the master storyteller, has gathered together the writing of three Christian mystics from the seventeenth century: Michael Molinos, Madam Guyon, and Francois Fenelon, The writings of these "masters of the spiritual way" will be as lampposts leading the weary traveler towards that secret place lovingly created b.
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Divine Flashes

Author : Fakhr al-Dīn Ibrāhīm ʻIrāqī
ISBN : 080912372X
Genre : Religion
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One of the foremost expositors of Sufi teachings, Fakhruddin Iraqi (1213-1289) was one of the greatest of Persian poets. His masterpiece, Divine Flashes, is a classic expression of Sufi love mysticism.
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Spiritual Classics

Author : Richard J. Foster
ISBN : 9780060628727
Genre : Religion
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The Brightest Lights of the Christian Tradition St. Augustine, Thomas Merton, Fredrick Buechner, Evelyn Underhill, A.W. Tozer, G.K. Chesterton, Thomas More, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amy Carmichael, Simone Weil, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Hildegard of Bingen, John Milton, Dorothy Day, Leo Tolstoy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and more. . . From nearly two thousand years of Christian writing comes Spiritual Classcs,fifty–two selections complete with a profile of each author, guided meditations for group and individual use, and reflections containing questions and exercises. Editors Richard Foster and Emilie Griffith offer their expertise by selecting inspirational writings and including their own commentary and recommendations for further guided reading and exploration.
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Early Islamic Mysticism

Author : Michael Anthony Sells
ISBN : 0809136198
Genre : Religion
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This volume makes available and accessible the writings of the crucial early period of Islamic mysticism during which Sufism developed as one of the world's major mystical traditions. The texts are accompanied by commentary on their historical, literary and philosophical context.
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The Impact Of God

Author : Iain Matthew
ISBN : 9781444717655
Genre : Religion
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St John of the Cross testifies to a God who longs to meet us in our deepest need. Whilst rejection and imprisonment played their part in the life of this sixteenth-century Spanish friar, John's poetry and prose reveal the beauty and power of a wondrous God. It gives us courage to believe in the possibility of change in our own lives, however unlikely or impossible this may seem. Father Iain Matthew uses this classic inspirational Christian writing as his starting point, and offers five interpretations which make its richness relevant to the modern reader.
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The Key Of Jacob Boehme

Author : Jakob Böhme
ISBN : 0933999941
Genre : Religion
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Phanes (fa-nays) means "manifester" or "revealer", and is related to the Greek words "light" and "to shine forth". Phanes Press was founded in 1985 to publish quality books on the spiritual, philosophical, and cosmological traditions of the Western world. Since that time, we have published 45 books, including five volumes of Alexandria, a book-length journal of cosmology, philosophy, myth, and culture. The year 2000 marks our fifteen-year anniversary, and we are working to bring out more interdisciplinary works, including books on creativity, psychology, literature, and the intersections between science, spirituality, and culture. The second edition of a volume in the Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series introducing the ideas and spiritual philosophy of a seventeenth-century Christian mystic. As a young man, Boehme, an unschooled shoemaker, experienced an intense vision of the origin of the universe, the struggle of polarities in creation, and the role of Sophia or Divine Wisdom in the world. In trying to find a language to communicate his mystical perceptions, he turned to alchemical ideas and Hermetic imagery. This condensation is taken from William Law's translation of Boehme's complete works, and includes Law's "Illustration of the Deep Principles of Jacob Boehme", with thirteen emblematic figures designed by Dionysius Freher.
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