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The book of the poor in spirit,

Author: Johannes Tauler; C F Kelley
Publisher: New York, Harper [1954?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the fourteenth-century Rhineland a member of a devout group called "Friends of God" wrote a guide to applying the first Beatitude to man's whole spiritual life. Long recognized as a devotional classic, this new translation now makes it available in modern English"--Jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Early works
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Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Tauler; C F Kelley
OCLC Number: 530474
Notes: Originally published in 1621 under title: Nachfolgung des armen Lebens Christi.
Attributed to Johannes Tauler.
Description: xv, 288 pages 22 cm
Contents: True spiritual poverty is detachment --
True spiritual poverty is freedom --
External works of Charity --
Misdirected freedom --
True spiritual poverty is a pure action --
The work of nature --
The work of grace --
The four spirits that speak in man --
The friends of God --
God is his work --
God's intimate speech --
The perfect will --
Following Christ's life and teaching --
The perfection of virtue --
Dying to self --
The contemplative way --
The first way : detachment --
The second way : through Christ to the Godhead --
The third way : the acceptance of suffering --
How the friend of God suffers --
The protecting spirit --
The fourth way : peace of heart --
Union with divine love.
Other Titles: Nachfolgung des armen Lebens Christ.
Responsibility: by a Friend of God (four-teenth century) A guide to Rhineland mysticism; edited, translated, and with an introd. by C.F. Kelley.

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"In the fourteenth-century Rhineland a member of a devout group called "Friends of God" wrote a guide to applying the first Beatitude to man's whole spiritual life. Long recognized as a devotional classic, this new translation now makes it available in modern English"--Jacket flap.

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