The Cloud of Unknowing: and The Book of Privy Counseling (Image Classics #15) (Paperback)

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By William Johnston (Editor)
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Description


William Johnston--an authority on fourteenth century spirituality and specifically on the writings of this unknown author--provides a substantive and accessible introduction detailing what is known about the history of this text and its relevance throughout the ages. Also included here is the author's other principal work, The Book of Privy Counseling--a short and moving text on the way to enlightenment through a total loss of self and consciousness only of the divine.

About the Author


WILLIAM JOHNSTON has translated several works from the contemplative traditions of both East and West, as well as work by the great Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo. HUSTON SMITH, the author of The World’s Religions, is widely regarded as the most eloquent and accessible contemporary authority on the history of religions. He has taught at MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780385030977
ISBN-10: 0385030975
Publisher: Image
Publication Date: July 1st, 1996
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Image Classics