The Cloud of Unknowing

Translated by Carmen Acevedo Butcher
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Shambhala Publications
06/12/2018
Pages: 288
Size: 4.25 x 6.75
ISBN: 9781611806229
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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. The Cloud of Unknowing consists of a series of letters written by a monk to his student or disciple, instructing him (or her) in the way of Divine union. Its theology is presented in a way that is remarkably easy to understand as well as practical, providing advice on prayer and contemplation that anyone can use. Carmen Butcher’s translation boldly brings the text into language as appealing to modern ears as it was to its original readers more than five hundred years ago.
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