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Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People and Abba: Meditations Based on the Lord's Prayer (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

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"God gives without stint all that the creature needs, but it must do its part. He gives the wheat: we must reap and grind and bake it." –Evelyn Underhill

In these two classics, British poet and mystic Evelyn Underhill shows herself to be one of the most authoritative modern voices on mysticism. Written on the eve of World War I, Practical Mysticism reviews the works of the greatest Western mystics, including Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, and Thomas à Kempis. Underhill’s goal is to guide her readers on a journey toward mystical consciousness, to teach them to see the “eternal beauty beyond and beneath apparent ruthlessness.” Abba, first published in 1940, takes as its starting point the seven phrases of the Lord’s Prayer, using them as a means to propel the self toward union with God. In these important works, Underhill brings an often esoteric subject onto a practical footing, showing that the profound gifts of mysticism are not only for the few but are within reach of us all.

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Written on the eve of World War I, "Practical Mysticism" reviews the works of the greatest Western mystics, including Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Thomas a Kempis, and the anonymous author of "The Cloud of Unknowing."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375725708
Preface:
Zaleski, Carol
Publisher:
Vintage
Preface by:
Zaleski, Carol
Preface:
Zaleski, Carol
Author:
Underhill, Evelyn
Author:
Preface by Carol Zaleski
Location:
New York
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Lord's prayer
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Religion Western-Mysticism
Subject:
mysticism;spirituality;theology;christianity
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Spiritual Classic Original
Series Volume:
38
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.01x5.18x.60 in. .48 lbs.

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