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The Cloud of Unknowing

CARMEN ACEVEDO BUTCHER


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PUBLISHED: 4th June 2018
ISBN: 9781611806229
ANNOTATION:
This translation originally published: 2009.
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  • Paperback
    $18.24
PUBLISHED: 4th June 2018
ISBN: 9781611806229
ANNOTATION:
This translation originally published: 2009.

Annotation

This translation originally published: 2009.

Publisher Description

This anonymous fourteenth-century text is the glory of English mysticism, and one of the most practical and useful guides to finding union with God ever written. Carmen Acevedo Butcher's new translation is the first to bring the text into a modern English idiom--while remaining strictly faithful to the meaning of the original Middle English.

The Cloud of Unknowing consists of a series of letters written by a monk to his student or disciple, instructing him (or her) in the way of Divine union. Its theology is presented in a way that is remarkably easy to understand, as well as practical, providing advice on prayer and contemplation that anyone can use. Previous translations of the Cloud have tended to veil its intimate, even friendly tone under medieval-sounding language. Carmen Butcher has boldly brought the text into language as appealing to modern ears as it was to its original readers more than five hundred years ago.

Author Biography

CARMEN ACEVEDO BUTCHER, PhD, is Associate Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, where she is also scholar-in-residence. She was a senior Fulbright lecturer at Gogan University, Seoul, Korea. She has published a number of translations of Christian mystical classics from Latin, Middle English, and other languages.

Product Details

Author
CARMEN ACEVEDO BUTCHER
Pages
240
Publisher
Shambhala Publications Inc
Year
2018
ISBN-10
1611806224
ISBN-13
9781611806229
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
A New Translation
Country of Publication
United States
Translator
Carmen Acevedo Butcher
Media
Book
Series
Shambhala Pocket Library
Publication Date
2018-06-04