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The mysticism of The cloud of unknowing

Author: William Johnston
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Cloud of Unknowing' was the work of an unknown 14th-century English writer with a powerful message of God's unconditional love in the face of despair. Johnston's theological treatment of this and other works by the same writer makes a conscious comparison with Oriental ways of contemplation.
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Johnston, William, 1925-
Mysticism of The cloud of unknowing.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00029395
(OCoLC)43728966
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Johnston
ISBN: 9780823236824 082323682X 0585380570 9780585380575 9780823276943 0823276945
OCLC Number: 48138292
Notes: Originally published: New York : Desclee Co., 1967. With new pref.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 285 pages)
Contents: Part I: Knowledge. The Problem of Unknowing --
The Cloud of Forgetting --
The Cloud Of Unknowing --
The Cloud and Christ --
The Cloud And The Church --
Conclusion --
Part II: Love. The Blind Stirring --
The Blind Stirring And Christian Perfection --
Knowledge and Love (I) --
Knowledge And Love (II) --
Conclusion: "High Ghostly Wisdom" --
Part III: Purification. Necessity Of Purification --
The Path of Purification --
Conclusion --
Part IV: Union. The Summit --
God and Creature --
The Divinization of Man --
The Spiritual Marriage --
General Conclusion.
Responsibility: William Johnston ; foreword by Thomas Merton.

Abstract:

'The Cloud of Unknowing' was the work of an unknown 14th-century English writer with a powerful message of God's unconditional love in the face of despair. Johnston's theological treatment of this and other works by the same writer makes a conscious comparison with Oriental ways of contemplation.

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