A Study of Wisdom

Three Tracts by the Author of The Cloud of Unknowing

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The Author of The Cloud of Unknowing

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0082-8

LENGTH: 50 pages

In these three tracts by the unknown fourteenth-century author of ‘The Cloud of Unknowing’, the conditions necessary for prayer are explored. The first tract, ‘Benjamin’, uses the image of the sons of Jacob in the Old Testament to trace the development of the virtues which lead to contemplation. The second tract, ‘The Discernment of Stirrings’, advises a young enquirer on the right use of these virtues. The third, ‘The Discerning of Spirits’, distinguishes external and interior evil and provides guidance for overcoming evil in both forms.

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In these three tracts by the unknown fourteenth-century author of ‘The Cloud of Unknowing’, the conditions necessary for prayer are explored. The first tract, ‘Benjamin’, uses the image of the sons of Jacob in the Old Testament to trace the development of the virtues which lead to contemplation. The second tract, ‘The Discernment of Stirrings’, advises a young enquirer on the right use of these virtues. The third, ‘The Discerning of Spirits’, distinguishes external and interior evil and provides guidance for overcoming evil in both forms.

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ISBN

978-0-7283-0082-8

Length

50 pages

Author

The Author of The Cloud of Unknowing

ISSN

0307-1405

Book Size

140 x 210 mm

Subtitle

Three Tracts by the Author of The Cloud of Unknowing

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Author Bio

The unknown fourteenth-century author of ‘The Cloud of Unknowing’, a book which provides advice on seeking closeness to God through prayer and meditation, and of ‘The Book of Privy Counselling’, is also believed to be responsible for several other spiritual treatises and translations, including ‘Hid Divinity’, ‘An Epistle of Prayer’, ‘An Epistle of Discretion of Stirrings’, ‘An Epistle of Discretion of Spirits’, and ‘The Study of Wisdom’.

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