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Teresa of Avila : an extraordinary life

Author: Shirley Du Boulay
Publisher: London : Darton Longman & Todd, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) is one of the most beloved spiritual figures in history. Like Francis of Assisi, she is known around the world as a great mystic, saint, and reformer. This biography captures the compelling combination of down-to-earth humanity and profound, enriching spirituality that was Teresa's hallmark. She held unconventional, progressive views on prayer and worship; had outstanding administrative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Du Boulay, Shirley.
Teresa of Avila.
London : Darton Longman & Todd, 2004
(OCoLC)891550177
Named Person: Teresa, of Avila Saint; Teresa, of Avila Saint
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Du Boulay
ISBN: 0232525897 9780232525892
OCLC Number: 56912388
Description: x, 292 pages ; 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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"Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) is one of the most beloved spiritual figures in history. Like Francis of Assisi, she is known around the world as a great mystic, saint, and reformer. This biography captures the compelling combination of down-to-earth humanity and profound, enriching spirituality that was Teresa's hallmark. She held unconventional, progressive views on prayer and worship; had outstanding administrative and literary talents; experienced flamboyant - arguably erotic - raptures; travelled around Spain to found and supervise convents; and spent much of her life under the scrutiny of the Inquisition. Shirley du Boulay has written a balanced portrait of this irreverent, intense, and fiery Renaissance woman and her times, including excerpts from her letters and writings, like The Interior Castle and The Way of Perfection."--BOOK JACKET.

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