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Visions of God Four Medieval Mystics and Their Writings

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ISBN-10: 0553351990

ISBN-13: 9780553351996

Edition: N/A

Authors: Karen Armstrong

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The mystics of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were, writes Karen Armstrong, like "the astronauts of our own day.  They broke into a new religion, blazed a new trail to God and to the depths of the self, a trail far from the beaten pilgrimage paths of Chaucer and Langland."  Mysticism is a spiritual mystery shared in some form by all faiths; it has a supernatural quality that extends beyond the given boundaries of religious creed and may be experienced by any lay person.  The thrilling intensity of a mystical experience, as represented in this volume by the writings of four mystics of the Middle Ages, can inspire other spiritual seekers with its insight into the limitless wonder of…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Karen Armstrong is one of the foremost commentators on religious affairs in both Britain and the United States. She spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun and received a degree at Oxford University.

Introduction
Richard Rolle of Hampole
The Fire of Love
The Author of The Cloud of Unknowing
The Cloud of Unknowing
Walter Hilton
The Ladder of Perfection
Dame Julian of Norwich
Revelations of Divine Love
Notes
Selected Bibliography