Christian Mystics: Their Lives and Legacies Throughout the by Ursula King

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By Ursula King

Ursula King’s Christian Mystics tells the tale of sixty women and men whose mystical devotion to God remodeled the days during which they lived and nonetheless impacts our present-day look for religious that means. relocating from key figures of the early Christian age to the nice mystics of recent instances, detailed emphasis is given to the nice excessive issues of mysticism within the medieval, early sleek and jap Orthodox traditions. The lives of visionaries, together with Clement of Alexandria, Saint Bonaventure, Blaise Pascal and Simone Weil are studied intimately. It unearths the richly varied expressions that mystical adventure has came upon in the course of thousand years of Christian heritage and indicates the way it underpins Christian ritual and doctrine as a resource of non secular concept for all believers. superbly illustrated and written by way of a favorite identify within the British educational global, this crucial textual content has acquired excessive acclaim and is the single e-book to add biographies of key mystics.

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Its central message is that love is the way to perfection, and the heart of the book describes Christ as the bridge that must be crossed, from earth to heaven, by those who would find God. The bridge is built of the stones of true and sincere virtues. On the bridge is an inn where food is given to the travelers. Those who cross the bridge go to eternal life; those who go underneath it find everlasting death. Soon after her death, Catherine of Siena was recognized as a saint, but it was only in 1939 that she was declared the patron saint of Italy, and more recently still, in 1970, that she was proclaimed a doctor of the Church, a title very few women hold.

Early on he chose the cloister rather than the traditional pursuits of the nobility. In the year 1112, after the death of his parents, he and his brothers entered the austere, new Cistercian monastery of Cîteaux, near Dijon, where he pursued his spiritual and theological studies. At that time the return to the primitive rule of St. Benedict and monastic reform spread rapidly throughout Europe. Three years after becoming a monk, the abbot asked Bernard to choose a place for a new monastery, and thus Clairvaux Abbey, near Troyes, in northeastern France, was established.

On the bridge is an inn where food is given to the travelers. Those who cross the bridge go to eternal life; those who go underneath it find everlasting death. Soon after her death, Catherine of Siena was recognized as a saint, but it was only in 1939 that she was declared the patron saint of Italy, and more recently still, in 1970, that she was proclaimed a doctor of the Church, a title very few women hold. St. Catherine of Genoa (1447–1510) Catherine came from the famous Fieschi family in Genoa, where she received a careful and sound education as befitted her noble status.

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