author of the Cloud has no more respect than the modern psychologist: and here, of . The Cloud of Unknowing was known, and read, by English Catholics as. This anonymous fourteenth-century text is the glory of English mysticism, and one is the first to bring the text into a modern English idiom—while remaining strictly The Cloud of Unknowing consists of a series of letters written by a monk to. practical and balanced guide to meditation in the English mystical a book of contemplation, called The Cloud of Unknowing, in the In modern terms it is a.

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Also included in the volume is the companion work attributed to the same anonymous author, The Book of Privy Counselwhich contains further advice for approaching God in a way that emphasizes real experience rather than human knowledge. This anonymous fourteenth-century text is the glory of English mysticism, and one of the most practical and useful guides to finding union with God ever written.

So the more of God’s love you have in your heart, lf more patient you will be with your spouse friend neighbor’s shortcomings.

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If you are really curious, here’s the 14th century text. Be the first to add this to a list. The Cloud of Unknowing consists of a series of letters written by a monk to his student or disciple, instructing him or her in the way of Divine union.

God’s love does not criticize, but is patient with your shortcomings, and takes every opportunity to lift you up when you fall down and to make your life better. Is this cloud of unknowing in the sky somewhere?

Other editions – View all The Cloud of Unknowing: This is a beautiful translation. She has published numerous translations of Christian mystical classics, including Hildegard of Bingen: My library Help Advanced Book Search.


Two works on contemplative prayer from an anonymous Christian of the 14th century. User Review – Flag as inappropriate This is a beautiful translation. His love will purify your heart and heal you. If you want to have a relationship with God you have to spend time with him. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop movern are able to search. Common terms and phrases able Active and Contemplative answer beginning beholding beneath better body breadth called cause of meekness charity Christian cleanse Cloud of Forgetting Cloud of Unknowing comes comprehend contem contemplative prayer darkness deeds depth devotional classic drance evermore evil exercise faculties feeling of grace fourteenth century fully give God’s heart height hidden holy desires imagination imperfect inner Jesus knowing and feeling labor lack unkbowing little word lives longing love Lord love of Christ lower man’s manner Martha Mary material things matter mean meditations mercy mind monk naked intent nature ness never obedience pain Pendle Hill perfect cause perfect meekness pierce pray prayer of love psychology pure reason seek self-love sins sister sorrow soul speak spirit spoken stirred struggle suffering love Surely syllable tell templation thought true knowing truly truth turn understand unless unto virtue wonder worldly wretchedness.

There’s a story in the bible where Jesus is having a meal at the home of two sisters. So forget about anything God mpdern going to do for YOU.

Previous translations of the Cloud have tended to veil its intimate, even friendly tone under medieval-sounding language. So be careful you don’t pray only in your imagination.

Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. Open to the public. Between you and God, there is a cloud of unknowing. Your relationship with God is everything.

A New Translation Shambhala PublicationsApr 14, – Religion – pages 1 Review This anonymous fourteenth-century text is the glory of English mysticism, and one of the most practical and useful guides to finding union with God ever written.


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Every time you find that your mind is wandering, bring your prayer word back into focus. Public Private login e. Home All editions This editionEnglish, Book edition: These online bookshops told us they have this item: When you are in love with someone, you are not thinking about what you are going to get from them. To learn more about the author, visit her website: Pray the word Love, or the word God.

You cannot know God with words or ideas. Don’t look for God beyond the stars or within your heart or anywhere! Put all that stuff behind a cloud of forgetting. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Cloud of Unknowing: Lists What are lists? God is a lot smarter than you are, and if you turn your life over to him and trust him, he will do a much better job of running your life than you ever can.

They can only distract you from your relationship with God, and can only lead to pride and a judgmental attitude. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. A Life of BenedictIncandescence: None of your libraries hold this item. For God is beyond the beyond, and if you are to find him, you are going to have to go into the nowhere.

So where is God?

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