by St. Teresa of Avila, Autobiography Of St Teresa Of Avila Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Autobiography Of St Teresa Of Avila book, In this landmark of Christian mysticism, the much-admired Carmelite nun offers moving accounts of her profound religious experiences and ultimate union with God. St. Teresa recounts her childhood and education in 16th-century Spain, her physical afflictions and spiritual crises, her many visions and mystical encounters, and her determination to embrace the contemplative life.
by Saint Teresa Of Avila, The Life Of Saint Teresa Of Avila By Herself Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Life Of Saint Teresa Of Avila By Herself book, "The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself" is the autobiographical account of Saint Teresa of Avila, a prominent 16th century Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, theologian, and writer of the Counter Reformation. Saint Teresa of Avila was born in 1515 in Avila, Spain to a wealthy and prominent family. After the death of her mother when she was 11, she went to live with the Augustinian nuns and devoted the rest of her life to the church until her death in 1582. Believed to have been written prior to 1567 at the direction of her confessor, Father Pedro Ibanez, Saint Teresa's autobiography has a didactic tone, similar to many of her other writings. Her autobiography is intended to be instructional and to show the reader how to live a more devout Christian life in the manner put forth by the Catholic Church. A classic work of Christian mysticism "The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself" is a must read for anyone seeking a more contemplative life and a closer and more spiritual connection with God through prayer and religious devotion. This edition follows the translation of David Lewis and is printed on premium acid-free paper.
by Elena Carrera, Teresa Of Avila S Autobiography Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Teresa Of Avila S Autobiography book, The Spanish mystic Teresa of Avila (1515-82), author of one of the most acclaimed early modern autobiographies ( Vida , 1565), has generated a wealth of literary, historical and theological studies, yet none to date has examined the impact of textual models on Teresa's self-construction. In looking at the issue of the self, Carrera draws on revisions of the hermeneutic process (Ricoeur) and on analyses of the connections between discourse, power and the subject (Foucault), and applies a valuable historical perspective. Through a close reading of contemporary Spanish devotional books and confessors' manuals, she establishes important connections between Teresa's autobiography and the practices of meditative reading and sacramental confession in sixteenth-century Spain.
by Carlos Eire, The Life Of Saint Teresa Of Avila Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Life Of Saint Teresa Of Avila book, The life and many afterlives of one of the most enduring mystical testaments ever written The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila is among the most remarkable accounts ever written of the human encounter with the divine. The Life is not really an autobiography at all, but rather a confession written for inquisitors by a nun whose raptures and mystical claims had aroused suspicion. Despite its troubled origins, the book has had a profound impact on Christian spirituality for five centuries, attracting admiration from readers as diverse as mystics, philosophers, artists, psychoanalysts, and neurologists. How did a manuscript once kept under lock and key by the Spanish Inquisition become one of the most inspiring religious books of all time? National Book Award winner Carlos Eire tells the story of this incomparable spiritual masterpiece, examining its composition and reception in the sixteenth century, the various ways its mystical teachings have been interpreted and reinterpreted across time, and its enduring influence in our own secular age. The Life became an iconic text of the Counter-Reformation, was revered in Franco’s Spain, and has gone on to be read as a feminist manifesto, a literary work, and even as a secular text. But as Eire demonstrates in this vibrant and evocative book, Teresa’s confession is a cry from the heart to God and an audacious portrayal of mystical theology as a search for love. Here is the essential companion to the Life, one woman’s testimony to the reality of mystical experience and a timeless affirmation of the ultimate triumph of good over evil.
by Teresa Teresa of Avila, The Life Of St Teresa Of Avila By Herself Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Life Of St Teresa Of Avila By Herself book, Born in the Castilian town of Ávila in 1515, Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation when she was twenty-one. Tormented by illness, doubts and self-recrimination, she gradually came to recognize the power of prayer and contemplation - her spiritual enlightenment was intensified by many visions and mystical experiences, including the piercing of her heart by a spear of divine love. She went on to found seventeen Carmelite monasteries throughout Spain. Teresa always denied her own saintliness, however, saying in a letter: 'There is no suggestion of that nonsense about my supposed sanctity.' This frank account is one of the great stories of a religious life and a literary masterpiece - after Don Quixote, it is Spain's most widely read prose classic.
by Saint Teresa of Avila, Autobiography Of Saint Teresa Of Avila Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Autobiography Of Saint Teresa Of Avila book, "Autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila" is the account of Saint Teresa S nchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, a prominent 16th century Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation. Like many of her writings her autobiography has a didactic tone as it intends to instruct the reader on how to live a more devout Christian life in the manner put forth by the Catholic Church. A classic work of Christian mysticism "The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself" is a must read for anyone seeking a more contemplative life and a closer and more spiritual connection with God through prayer and religious devotion.
by Saint Teresa (of Avila), The Life Of Teresa Of Jesus Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Life Of Teresa Of Jesus book, A religious classic for centuries, this is the compelling autobiography of the great Spanish saint, mystic, and reformer, with an illuminating introduction by one of the world's leading experts on feminine spirituality.
by Teresa of Avila, The Book Of Her Life Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Book Of Her Life book, "The Book of Her Life" is the spiritual autobiography of a Counter Reformation mystic and monastic reformer of sixteenth century Spain. Introduction by Jodi Bilinkoff.