Walter Hilton (c.1343-96) offers clear and practical advice for Christians trying to balance their duty towards others with a drawing towards prayer and contemplation. He says that there is no fixed order of priority in these things, and Christ himself gives us the supreme example of the ‘mixed life’. A fresh translation into modern English.
LENGTH: 36 pages
Fairacres Publications 138
Clear, practical advice for Christians trying to balance duty to others with prayer and contemplation. The supreme example of the ‘mixed life’ is Christ himself.
140 x 210 mm
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Walter Hilton was born c. 1340-5. Little is known of his life, but it is believed that he studied at Cambridge, pursued a legal and administrative career, attempted the solitary life, and finally discovered his true vocation as an Augustinian Canon Regular. His spiritual writings were in English and Latin: the best known is the ‘Scale of Perfection’. He also wrote ‘Angels’ Song’, ‘Mixed Life’, commentaries on Psalm texts, and a number of letters of spiritual guidance, and translated ‘Eight Chapters on Perfection’. He died at the Priory of St Peter at Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire in 1396.
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