Teresa of Avila



Teresa Of Vila 1515 1582 Is One Of The Most Beloved Of The Catholic Saints In 1562, During The Era Of The Spanish Inquisition, Teresa Sat Down To Write An Account Of The Mystical Experiences For Which She Had Become Famous The Result Was This Book, One Of The Great Classics Of Spiritual Autobiography With This Fresh Translation Of The Book Of My Life, Mirabai Starr Brings The Inimitable Spanish Mystic To Life For A New Generation, With Contemporary English That Mirrors Teresa S Own Earthy, Vernacular Spanish, And That Presents Us With Four Centuries After Teresa S Death Someone We Feel We Know A Woman Intoxicated With God Yet Filled With An Overflowing Love For The World.Teresa of Avila

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  • Teresa of Avila
  • Teresa of Ávila
  • 24 August 2017
  • 0834823039

10 thoughts on “Teresa of Avila

  1. says:

    This is a review of the translation by E Allison Peers.Peers writes a very interesting introduction about the sources and challenges of translating Saint Teresa of Avila I kept them in mind during my reading, and indeed found the text to be vibrant and always racing forwards The manuscripts are available so Peers was able to rely on Teresa s own hand.The Life will read very differently to believers and those arrayed along the spectrum of doubt to disbelief I read it as a psychological study o This is a review of the translation by E Allison Peers.Peers writes a very interesting introduction about the sources and challenges of translating Saint Teresa of Avila I kept them in mind during my reading, and indeed found the text to be vibrant and always racing forwards The manuscripts are available so Peers was able to rely on Teresa s own hand.The Life will read very differently to believers and those arrayed along the spectrum of doubt to disbelief I read it as a psychological study of s...

  2. says:

    Thank you Jane I have read, reread, listened to, savored and thoroughly enjoyed this book I most highly recommend the audio version which I ve been listening to in my car off and on for the past six weeks Teresa is of course herself, engaging, deeply and humbly insighful, charming and humorous in a way that trancends centuries of time, and cultural and linguistic differences Mirabai Starr s translation is both fresh and in line withconventional versions.One observation, however, or wo Thank you Jane I have read, reread, listened to, savored and thoroughly enjoyed this book I most highly recommend the audio version which I ve been listening to in my car off and on for the past six weeks Teresa is of course herself, engaging, deeply and humbly insighful, charming and humorous in a way that trancends centuries of time, and cultural and linguistic differences Mirabai Starr s translation is both fresh and in line withconventional versions.One observation, however, or word of caution I offer this rating and review as a Teresian devotee Those not so well versed in Saint Teresa s life story might do well to read this book in conjunction with aconventi...

  3. says:

    Great book Teresa of Avila was a woman of very modern sensibilities Her love affair with God is an integral part of this extraordinary autobiography confession There are the usual markers of the narrow mindedness of the contemporary culture in which she lived the pervasive religious fascism and fanaticism a fanaticism fostered and promoted by the Church s power through the mandate of the Inquisition, the fear of the Devil s power to overthrow one s soul and the Devil s association with Negr Great book Teresa of Avila was a woman of very modern sensibili...

  4. says:

    For me this was a rather disconcerting read.As an atheist you can t entertain the idea that the continual visions and spiritual experiences Teresa reads are visitations from God, there doesn t seem to be a conventional explanation for what s going on Teresa is lucid enough to write a clear and intelligent account of her experiences, her theology is complete and consistent and conveniently in line with the dogma that was current at the time So she is not raving mad, I entertained the idea t For me this was a rather disconcerting read.As an atheist you can t entertain the idea that the continual visions and spiritual experiences Teresa reads are visitations from God, there doesn t seem to be a conventional explanation for what s going on Teresa is lucid enough to write a clear and intelligent account of her experiences, her theology is complete and consistent and conveniently in line with the dogma that was current at the time So she is not raving mad...

  5. says:

    Teresa is a very special woman The story of her life as she wrote it is one of the great reads To read this book is to make a friend for life I like the one incident where she is tossed out of a coach into a muddy stream during a heavy rain and complained to God as she sat in the mud and water soaking wet And God answered her and said this is how he treated his friends Teresa was not one to be overwhelmed even by God and res...

  6. says:

    The personality, the unabashed passion, of this woman makes me hopeful Such a brilliant jewel among the saints I love it.

  7. says:

    I am always rediscovering Sta Teresa She is the first of so many things in so many ways first woman Doctor of the Church, first reformer of the Carmelite order, first woman to found an order of men, first modern i.e post Inquistion western mystic , and each time I reread her, it s like the first time all over again, at a new depth and with a new dimension.I was wary about this translation because the introduction is, well, froofy and kinda new age in a way that peeves me In my idea I am always rediscovering Sta Teresa She is the first of so many things in so many ways first woman Doctor of the Church, first reformer of the Carmelite order, first woman to found an order of men, first modern i.e post Inquistion western mystic , and each time I reread her, it s like the first time all over again, at a new depth and with a new dimension.I was wary about this translation because the introduction is, well, froofy and kinda new age in a way that peeves me In my ideal world, the translator is NOT an I presence in the work who tells you about her swami boyfriend slash guru or peppers her sentences with I love this so much I prefer a transparent translator, like an overlay that enhances and makes the translated text visible for my new reading But in all fairness, Mirabai Starr s translation work of Sta Teresa s autobiography does precisely this and she even brings up the subject of letting go of her her ness in the introduction You just have to wade t...

  8. says:

    I was really looking forward to reading this book especially since she is my friend Ruth s favorite saint However as delicious as her sequences were about her revelations, I just could not square up Teresa s vision of earth with mine In her view, the world is a place to eschew and to ultimately escape as full of temptation and vice I don t actually disagree with the amount of sin in the world, however, I do think we were put here to make the place better So, with that in mind, I have chosen I was really looking forward to reading this boo...

  9. says:

    DNF at 24% This is of no interest whatsoever for a non Catholic, let alone an atheist I don t know what I was thinking when I downloaded it.

  10. says:

    I recommend this book, preferably a different edition than this one by Penguin, to those who are looking from a Christian vantage point The mystic nun of 16th century Spain, you can think anything you want of her, but she ain t ordinary The spiritual experiences that befell her is the central theme of the book intro p.13 Her relationship with our Lord is honest and humble, sincere as any testimony that you ll ever hear The way to approach this story is with respect, and also with humble I recommend this book, preferably a different edition than this one by Penguin, to those who are looking from a Christian vantage point The mystic nun of 16th century Spain, you can think anything you want of her, but she ain t ordinary The spiritual experiences that befell her is the central theme of the book intro p.13 Her relationship with our Lord is honest and humble, sincere as any testimony that you ll ever hear The way to approach this story is with respect, and also with humbleness, for that is the way she also approaches us.Teresa s life is a great testimony for all denominations of Christians Yes, she was a Catholic, and you will find the Catholic theology sprinkled everywhere but most importantly she was real, I mean a real Christian And if you read the text without prejudice not like a Pharisee you will find prove of this Her relationship is with the Lord, not with images For example, she co...

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