Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila

Author: St. Teresa of Avila

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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In this classic of Christian mysticism, a Carmelite nun describes her struggles and ultimate union with God. St. Teresa recounts her childhood, spiritual crises, and embrace of the contemplative life.

Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila - The Book of Her Life

Author: St Teresa of Avila

Publisher: Value Classic Reprints

ISBN: 9781640322103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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Complete edition of the Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila, translated by David Lewis. This edition includes over 500 footnotes, creating a study edition for readers to better understand Avila's path to Jesus though prayer. The story of her life, interspersed with lessons on prayer. Though slow starting, one may finish with tears of joy. The book defies description. "We have, then, as good gardeners, by the help of God, to see that the plants grow, to water them carefully, that they may not die, but produce blossoms, which shall send forth much fragrance, refreshing to our Lord, so that He may come often for His pleasure into this garden, and delight Himself in the midst of these virtues." No student of thought should be without this historic book. This edition is provided in a slim volume with full text at an affordable price.

The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila

Author: Carlos Eire

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691164932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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The life and many afterlives of one of the most enduring mystical testaments ever written The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila is among the most remarkable accounts ever written of the human encounter with the divine. The Life is not really an autobiography at all, but rather a confession written for inquisitors by a nun whose raptures and mystical claims had aroused suspicion. Despite its troubled origins, the book has had a profound impact on Christian spirituality for five centuries, attracting admiration from readers as diverse as mystics, philosophers, artists, psychoanalysts, and neurologists. How did a manuscript once kept under lock and key by the Spanish Inquisition become one of the most inspiring religious books of all time? National Book Award winner Carlos Eire tells the story of this incomparable spiritual masterpiece, examining its composition and reception in the sixteenth century, the various ways its mystical teachings have been interpreted and reinterpreted across time, and its enduring influence in our own secular age. The Life became an iconic text of the Counter-Reformation, was revered in Franco’s Spain, and has gone on to be read as a feminist manifesto, a literary work, and even as a secular text. But as Eire demonstrates in this vibrant and evocative book, Teresa’s confession is a cry from the heart to God and an audacious portrayal of mystical theology as a search for love. Here is the essential companion to the Life, one woman’s testimony to the reality of mystical experience and a timeless affirmation of the ultimate triumph of good over evil.

Life of St. Teresa of Jesus

Author: Saint Teresa of Avila,David Lewis,Benedict Zimmerman

Publisher: Tan Books & Pub

ISBN: 9780895556035

Category: Religion

Page: 555

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Famous Carmelite classic in a wonderful traditional translation. Her spiritual struggles, vision of her potential place in Hell, mystical graces--yet she remained very down to earth. One of the most admirable women of all time! Nice large print. Impr. PB 555 pgs.

The Life of St. Teresa of Avila

Author: St Teresa of Avila

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605206148

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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The works of Spanish nun SAINT TERESA OF AVILA (1515-1582) rank among the most extraordinary mystical writings of Roman Catholicism and among the classics of all religious traditions... and her own life story is considered one of the finest autobiographies in any language. From her carefree childhood through her life as an ascetic Carmelite nun, from her visions of Satan through her worship of God, this is her passionate yet earthy retelling of her struggles with temptation, her work founding and ruling convents, and her devotion to God. Hailed by those seeking spiritual succor as one of the most accessible guides to achieving a closer relationship to God through prayer, this extraordinary book remains a commanding entry to numinous Christianity.

The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself

Author: Teresa of Avila

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141916540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Born in the Castilian town of Ávila in 1515, Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation when she was twenty-one. Tormented by illness, doubts and self-recrimination, she gradually came to recognize the power of prayer and contemplation - her spiritual enlightenment was intensified by many visions and mystical experiences, including the piercing of her heart by a spear of divine love. She went on to found seventeen Carmelite monasteries throughout Spain. Teresa always denied her own saintliness, however, saying in a letter: 'There is no suggestion of that nonsense about my supposed sanctity.' This frank account is one of the great stories of a religious life and a literary masterpiece - after Don Quixote, it is Spain's most widely read prose classic.

The Book of Her Life

Author: Teresa of Avila,Kieran Kavanaugh,Otilio Rodriguez

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872209075

Category: History

Page: 392

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"The Book of Her Life" is the spiritual autobiography of a Counter Reformation mystic and monastic reformer of sixteenth century Spain. Introduction by Jodi Bilinkoff.

The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself

Author: Saint Teresa of Avila

Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing

ISBN: 9781420933963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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"The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself" is the autobiographical account of Saint Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, a prominent 16th century Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation. Like many of her writings her autobiography has a didactic tone as it intends to instruct the reader on how to live a more devout Christian life in the manner put forth by the Catholic Church. A classic work of Christian mysticism "The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself" is a must read for anyone seeking a more contemplative life and a closer and more spiritual connection with God through prayer and religious devotion.

The Life of Teresa of Jesus

Author: Saint Teresa (of Avila),Edgar Allison Peers,Silverio (of St. Teresa)

Publisher: Image

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 399

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A religious classic for centuries, this is the compelling autobiography of the great Spanish saint, mystic, and reformer, with an illuminating introduction by one of the world's leading experts on feminine spirituality.

Teresa of Avila

Author: Mirabai Starr

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823037

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582) is one of the most beloved of the Catholic saints. In 1562, during the era of the Spanish Inquisition, Teresa sat down to write an account of the mystical experiences for which she had become famous. The result was this book, one of the great classics of spiritual autobiography. With this fresh translation of The Book of My Life, Mirabai Starr brings the inimitable Spanish mystic to life for a new generation, with contemporary English that mirrors Teresa's own earthy, vernacular Spanish, and that presents us with—four centuries after Teresa's death—someone we feel we know: a woman intoxicated with God yet filled with an overflowing love for the world.