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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Spanish saint and mystic Teresa of Avila (1515-82) continues to inspire publications: over 50 books and theses on her have appeared in English since 2000. British author du Boulay has long covered ... Read full review

Contents

Castilian Childhood
1
The Convent of the Incarnation
15
That Stormy Sea
34
Copyright

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