God's Lovers in an Age of Anxiety: The Medieval English Mystics
This book examines the extraordinary flowering of the English spirituality in the fourteenth and early fifiteen centuries, and shows its continuing power to nourish contempory life and prayer.Though each the writers discussed in this book each has a unique voice they share a common experience of living in an age of fear, violence and disintegration, and their work has a strange resonance for us.
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Preface by Philip Sheldrake
The Historical Framework
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