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Teresa of Avila : an extraordinary life

Author: Shirley Du Boulay
Publisher: New York : BlueBridge, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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This biography captures the combination of down-to-earth humanity and profound, enriching spirituality that is Teresa of Avila's hallmark. This balanced portrait of an irreverent, intense, and fiery Renaissance woman and her times includes moving excerpts from her letters and sublime spiritual writings. Her unconventional, progressive views on prayer and worship, her outstanding administrative and literary talents,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Teresa, of Avila Saint
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Du Boulay
ISBN: 0974240524 9780974240527
OCLC Number: 56011483
Description: x, 292 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Castilian childhood --
The convent of the incarnation --
"That stormy sea" --
"Another and a new life" --
Delectable torments --
St. Joseph's secret preparations --
St. Joseph's victory --
"The most restful years of my life" --
"Restless gad-about" --
"A friar and a half" --
Toledo and Pastrana --
Salamanca and Alba --
Reluctant prioress --
Gracian --
Andalusia --
Persecution --
"In my Father's house" --
Back on the road --
The last foundation --
The joy of God.
Responsibility: Shirley du Boulay.
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This biography captures the combination of down-to-earth humanity and profound, enriching spirituality that is Teresa of Avila's hallmark. This balanced portrait of an irreverent, intense, and fiery Renaissance woman and her times includes moving excerpts from her letters and sublime spiritual writings. Her unconventional, progressive views on prayer and worship, her outstanding administrative and literary talents, her travels around Spain to found and supervise convents, and how she spent much of her life under the scrutiny of the Inquisition are all detailed. For readers of any faith or none, this book brings to life an extraordinarily ordinary, lovable, and inspiring individual.--From publisher description.

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