St Teresa of Ávila: Her Writings and Life

O'Reilly, Terence, Thompson, Colin and Twomey, Lesley (2018) St Teresa of Ávila: Her Writings and Life. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures (19). Legenda, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781781885017, 9781781885024, 9781781885031

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At a time when women were effectively silenced in church, St Teresa of Avila (1515-82) represents an extraordinary exception. Early struggles with her spiritual advisers gave way to an increasing confidence that she was inspired by God. As a reformer of her own Carmelite Order she founded convents all over Spain, yet still found time to write a series of spiritual classics on the life of prayer which are characterised by a robust common sense, a directness of style, and a strong and positive vision of God’s love at work in individual lives. This collection of essays by leading scholars in Teresan studies covers topics in history, art history, literature, theology, and spirituality, in a fresh assessment of her significance five hundred years after her birth.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: R400 Spanish studies
V600 Theology and Religious studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 12:04
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 13:18

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