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    The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works (Classic, Modern, Penguin) (Paperback) Translated by A. C. Spearing, Notes by A. C. Spearing

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    DescriptionContains The Cloud of Unknowing, The Mystical Theology of Saint Denis, The Book of Privy Counselling, and An Epistle on Prayer. Against a tradition of devotional writings which focussed on knowing God through Christ's Passion and his humanity, these texts describe a transcendent God who exists beyond human knowledge and human language. These four texts are at the heart of medival mystical theology in their call for contemplation, calm, and above all, love, as the way to understand the Divine.

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    The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works
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    Translated by A. C. Spearing, Notes by A. C. Spearing
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140447620
    ISBN 10: 0140447628

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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
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    DC21: 248.22
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    LC classification: BV5080 .C53 2001
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    Revised ed.
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    notes, further reading
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    01 March 2002
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    The identity of the author of The Cloud of Unknowing is not known, but he was undoubtedly an English priest who lived during the latter half of the 14th century. A. C. Spearing is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He has published widely on medieval literature and has translated Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love for Penguin Classics.