The Cloud of Unknowing: And the Book of Privy Counseling (Unabridged) - William Johnston, S.J. (editor) & Huston Smith (foreword)

The Cloud of Unknowing: And the Book of Privy Counseling (Unabridged)

By William Johnston, S.J. (editor) & Huston Smith (foreword)

  • Release Date: 2010-10-29
  • Genre: Classics
  • ℗ © 2010 St. Anthony Messenger Press

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The Cloud of Unknowing: And the Book of William Johnston, S.J. (editor) & Huston Smith (foreword)

Summary : The Cloud of Unknowing: And the Book of Privy Counseling (Unabridged)

The first work of its kind to be written in the English language, The Cloud of Unknowing is a spiritual guide to contemplation from an anonymous English monk of the 14th century. It has inspired spiritual teachers from St. John of the Cross in the 16th century to contemporary teachers of prayer Basil Pennington and Thomas Keating.

The author explains that ordinary thoughts and earthly concepts must be buried beneath a "cloud of forgetting" while our love must rise toward a God hidden in the "cloud of unknowing". While this medieval masterpiece has been translated many times, this edition is especially accessible to the modern listener.

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