Carmen Acevedo Butcher
Carmen Acevedo Butcher is Associate Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, where she is also Scholar-in-Residence. She has published numerous translations of Christian mystical classics, including Hildegard of Bingen: A Spiritual Reader, Man of Blessing: A Life of Benedict, Incandescence: 365 Readings with Women Mystics, and A Little Daily Wisdom: Christian Women Mystics.
A New Translation
- translated by
- Carmen Acevedo Acevedo
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… Read More
Carmen Acevedo Butcher, PhD, is an associate professor of English and scholar-in-residence at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia, whose work in medieval studies and linguistics has made her a two-time Fulbright scholar. In 2010, she received the 46th Georgia Author of the Year award for The Cloud of Unknowing: With the Book of Privy Counsel. She was also a 2006 Carnegie Professor of the Year and is the recipient of the 2007 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship at Shorter College.
Butcher studied medieval literature at the University of London, Heidelberg University, and the University of Georgia, and taught graduate undergraduate courses for a year at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. . She writes regularly for Christianity Today and has served as a commentator for Georgia Public Broadcasting (97.7 FM).