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Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila by Teresa of Avila, Otilio Rodriguez (Translator), Kieran

By Teresa of Avila, Otilio Rodriguez (Translator), Kieran Kavanaugh (Translator)

Comprises manner of Perfection, inside fort, and Meditations at the track of Songs.
Includes common and biblical index.
This quantity comprises of Teresa's hottest works: the way in which of Perfection and the internal Castle.
almost immediately after writing The ebook of Her lifestyles for her confessor, St. Teresa wrote the way in which of Perfection on the request of her nuns who have been wanting to know about prayer and contemplation. all through this paintings she teaches her nuns approximately prayer and in addition teaches us.
towards the tip of her existence, after she had skilled either the religious betrothal and religious marriage, Teresa wrote the internal citadel, her personal panoramic view of her courting with God, from the bottom phases to the top. Teresa the following demonstrates her superb present for writing approximately that dating and attracting us to discover the potential for pursuing it.
besides those classics, quantity additionally contains one in every of Teresa's minor works, her Meditations at the music of Songs. contains normal and biblical index.

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And if you find that it is all wrong, burn it. Time is necessary to do the work well, and I have so little as you see, for eight days must have gone by in which I haven't written anything. "[7] When she comes to the conclusion of her work, Teresa summarizes briefly the subject matter she dealt with: "how one reaches this fount of living water, what the soul feels there, how God satisfies it,"[8] and so on. [9] At the outset, Teresa tells of her intention to submit her work to a theologian for censorship before turning it over to any of her nuns to read.

7. [33] See J. Ignacio Tellechea Idígoras, "Textos Inéditos Sobre El Fenomeno De Los Alumbrados, " Ephemerides Carmeliticae 13 (1962): 768-774. [34] See P. Tommaso della Croce, "Santa Teresa E I Movimenti Spirituali Del Suo Tempo," Santa Teresa Maestra De Orazione (Rome: Teresianum, 1963), pp. 30-36. Cf. D. De Pablo Maroto, Dinámica De La Oracion, p. 106. [35] See Life, ch. 26, no. 5. [36] See D. De Pablo Maroto, Dinámica De La Oracion, p. 107. [37] Way of Perfection, ch. 21, no. 2. , ch. 22, no.

Though posterity can be grateful to him for not having consigned the book to the flames, as Teresa suggested he might if it did not meet with his approval, the number of corrections did call for a cautious revision of the whole work. Leaving the prologue almost intact, including the reference to Báñez as the possible censor, Teresa amended the problematical passages and conformed them to the censor's opinion. In addition, she elaborated on some doctrinal matters and toned down many of the more spontaneous and confidential assertions and some of the subtle irony that flowed from her pen.

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