Teresa of Avila: An Extraordinary Life

Teresa of Avila: An Extraordinary Life


By (author) Shirley Du Boulay

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  • Publisher: BLUEBRIDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0974240524
  • ISBN 13: 9780974240527
  • Illustrations note: map
  • Sales rank: 428,410

Product description

This intelligent, balanced portrait of an irreverent, intense, and fiery Renaissance woman and her times includes moving excerpts from her letters and sublime spiritual writings. Her unconventional, progressive views on prayer and worship, her outstanding administrative and literary talents, her travels around Spain to found and supervise convents, and how she spent much of her life under the scrutiny of the Inquisition are all detailed.

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Author information

Shirley du Boulay is the author of "Beyond Darkness" and "The Road to Canterbury." She worked as a radio and TV producer covering religious and spiritual topics for the BBC.

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"A clear, reliable account of Teresa's remarkable life." -- The Times Literary Supplement "Accessible to readers of all backgrounds. The real Teresa comes palpably near in these pages." --Ursula King, author, Christian Mystics "One leaves this book with a deep appreciation of who Teresa was... A delightful read." --Keith J. Egan, author, Carmelite Prayer "Bringing her background in psychology to the book, du Boulay fully captures the inner Teresa for the modern reader." -- Library Journal