The Mirror of Simple Souls (Google eBook)

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Paulist Press, 1993 - Religion - 249 pages
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The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted!

In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and Native American traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.

The texts are first-rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable. The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate religious persons". -- The Christian Century

  

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Review: Marguerite Porete: The Mirror of Simple Souls (Classics of Western Spirituality)

User Review  - Chris Schaeffer - Goodreads

Porete is astonishing and strange. She's also a lot less like Schreber than I initially thought. I read this, slowly and in awe, for a paper from which I wound up cutting all Beghard thought. Oh well. Read full review

Review: Marguerite Porete: The Mirror of Simple Souls (Classics of Western Spirituality)

User Review  - Chris Schaeffer - Goodreads

Porete is astonishing and strange. She's also a lot less like Schreber than I initially thought. I read this, slowly and in awe, for a paper from which I wound up cutting all Beghard thought. Oh well. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
5
DEVELOPMENT OF BEGUINE COMMUNITIES
6
BEGUINES IN FRANCE
13
THE TRIAL OF MARGUERITE PORETE
20
MARGUERITE ON THE NATURE OF THE SOUL AND ITS SPIRITUAL PROGRESS
27
MARGUERITE ON TRANSFORMATION AND UNION
36
THE TRANSLATION
48
NOTES TO THE INTRODUCTION
49
THE MIRROR OF SIMPLE SOULS
63
NOTES TO THE MIRROR OF SIMPLE SOULS
223
Bibliography
234
Index to Introduction
244
Index to Text
247
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Page viii - I have also been greatly assisted by grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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