Teresa of Avila: An Extraordinary Life

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Darton Longman & Todd, 2004 - Christian women saints - 292 pages
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"Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) is one of the most beloved spiritual figures in history. Like Francis of Assisi, she is known around the world as a great mystic, saint, and reformer. This biography captures the compelling combination of down-to-earth humanity and profound, enriching spirituality that was Teresa's hallmark. She held unconventional, progressive views on prayer and worship; had outstanding administrative and literary talents; experienced flamboyant - arguably erotic - raptures; travelled around Spain to found and supervise convents; and spent much of her life under the scrutiny of the Inquisition. Shirley du Boulay has written a balanced portrait of this irreverent, intense, and fiery Renaissance woman and her times, including excerpts from her letters and writings, like The Interior Castle and The Way of Perfection."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Lia Aprile - Goodreads

Ugh. I was really excited about this book because I'm very interested in Teresa of Avila, but it was pretty darn dry. A shame, because her life, from what I've heard, was anything but. I was looking ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peggy Wickham - Goodreads

I have trouble reading for very long lately, but this book I could not put down. I found Teresa (my Confirmation name!) a wonderful person to emulate. She had an amazing life, and the parts about St. John of the Cross made me want to read about him too! Read full review

Contents

Castilian Childhood
1
The Convent of the Incarnation
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That Stormy Sea
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Copyright

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