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The Cloud of Unknowing

The Cloud of Unknowing

Written by Hovel Audio Inc.

Narrated by Susan Denaker


The Cloud of Unknowing

Written by Hovel Audio Inc.

Narrated by Susan Denaker

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5/5 (3 ratings)
Length:
4 hours
Released:
Sep 1, 2007
ISBN:
9781596445307
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Though the author of this fourteenth century classic remains anonymous, in no way does that diminish the importance of this book. The simple and straightforward style calls us to love God in a deeper manner.

This inspirational title has influenced and directed many Christians throughout the centuries and continues to be a model of contemplative and devotional prayer.

An EChristian, Inc production.

Released:
Sep 1, 2007
ISBN:
9781596445307
Format:
Audiobook


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  • (5/5)
    I wouldn't call this an easy read, but it is truly a classic on Christian mysticism.
  • (5/5)
    The Cloud of Unknowing is for three types of people: those whose prayer life is lacking, those whose humility is lacking, and those who need both. As I am in the third group, these words were a scalpel painfully cutting into my soul to return my life to God’s original purpose. Surprisingly accessible, this book can be not only recommended to Christian laity, a non-Christian who wants to explore traditional spirituality would find this a welcome manual as the monk’s tone and vocabulary are plain—exactly what one would expect from a soul dedicated to finding God’s love through humbling himself. The sovereignty and love of God are front and center, betraying the Protestant view that pre-Reformation Christianity was focused on meaningless rituals and lost a focus on God’s love—love is front and center here. To the reformers’ point, however, priesthood of all believers is not on the radar as Christians are sharply divided into active and contemplative vocations, one clearly seen as superior to the other.(Note: I read Bernard Bangley's 2006 modernization)