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DetailsWhile I was beseeching Our Lord today...I began to think of the soul as if it were a castle made of a single diamond or of very clear crystal, in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions.--St. Teresa of Avila A masterpiece of spiritual literature, this sixteenth-century work was inspired by a mystical vision that came upon the revered St. Teresa of Avila, one of the most gifted and beloved religious figures in history. St. Teresas vision was of a luminous crystal castle composed of seven chambers, or "mansions, " each representing a different stage in the development of the soul.In her most important and widely read book, St. Teresa describes how, upon entering the castle through prayer and meditation, the human spirit experiences humility, detachment, suffering, and, ultimately, self-knowledge, as it roams from room to room. As the soul progresses further toward the center of the castle, it comes closer to achieving ineffable and perfect peace, and, finally, a divine communion with God.A set of rare and beautiful teachings for people of all faiths desirous of divine guidance, this meticulous modern translation by E. Allison Peers breathes contemporary life into a religious classic.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Teresa of Avila was born in Spain. She entered the Carmelita Order at the age of 20. Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun and author during the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer in the Carmelite Order of her time and the movement she initiated, later joined by Saint John of the Cross, eventually led to the establishment of the Discalced Carmelites, though neither she nor John were alive when the two orders separated. After her death, Saint Teresa was considered a candidate to become a national patron saint in Spain.ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR: Edgar Allison Peers (7 May 1891 21 December 1952), also known by his pseudonym Bruce Truscot, was an English Hispanist and educationist. He was Professor in Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool and is notable for founding the Modern Humanities Research Association (in 1918) and the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (in 1934).As "Bruce Truscot", a pseudonym kept secret until his death, Peers wrote three books offering a critique of the policies and problems associated with British universities, coining the term "red-brick university". Peers published a number of translations of Spanish works, including the complete writings of St John of the Cross (in three volumes, 1934-5) and St Teresa of Ávila (five volumes in total, including her Letters, 194651), as well as translations and a 1929 biography of Ramon Llull.
SKU Code PRK B 4671 Weight in Kg 0.2500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486461458 Author Name TERESA of Avila Saint. Translator E. ALLISON PEERS Publisher Name Dover Publications Inc.