Western Mysticism: The Teaching of Saints Augustine, Gregory and Bernard on the Contemplation and the Contemplative Life, 1922

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Kessinger Publishing, Jul 1, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 444 pages
1922. This work represents neglected chapters in the history of religion. The title, Western Mysticism, means the native mysticism of the West that prevailed in Western Europe during the six centuries from St. Benedict to St. Bernard, and has characteristics of its own, marking it off from later kinds, and still rendering it peculiarly appropriate for Westerns. Special attention is directed to the section on St. Gregory in Part II, being his teaching on the contemplative and active lives. It contains a body of doctrine at once elevated, sane, and practical, that must, it is believed, prove most helpful to the pastoral clergy and to all priest for the regulating of their lives.

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