At the Fountain of Elijah: The Carmelite Tradition

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Orbis Books, Jan 1, 1999 - Religion - 134 pages
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For many of us, our understanding of the Carmelites is limited to the lives and times of the sixteenth-century Spanish mystics, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. However, Wilfrid McGreal shows that if we want a way into Carmelite spirituality, we need to go back to its origins. How has the vision of the pilgrims and hermits who settled on Mount Carmel been sustained for some eight hundred years? What is the key to it, and how has it been re-imagined in different eras and cultures?

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Acknowledgements
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Change and Tension
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The Tradition at Risk
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