Hadewijch: The Complete Works

Hadewijch The Complete Works The most in depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted In one series the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic Protestant Eastern Ortho

  • Title: Hadewijch: The Complete Works
  • Author: Hadewijch Columba Hart
  • ISBN: 9780809122974
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • The most in depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and Native American traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.The tThe most in depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and Native American traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.The texts are first rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate religious persons The Christian Century

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    1. I was introduced to the divine love poetry of the Flemish mystic Hadewijch in the excellent anthology Women in Praise of the Sacred, edited by Jane Hirshfield. I knew I had encountered something amazing, but the sampling in that book was frustratingly small. I finally found this book with the complete works of this mysterious Beguine spiritual figure — visions, letters, and a beautiful collection of sacred poetry. The love mysticism of her poetry rightly draws comparisons to the rich tradition [...]

    2. Um, okay, so try and think of another thirteen-century Christian mystic who looked exactly like Siouxie Sioux HAH, you totally CAN'T!Hadewijch rules. And obviously the people who illustrated the cover of almost every Paulist Press book also totally rule.

    3. Although Hadewijch discusses the relationship between love and reason throughout many of her works, her perception of the relationship seems to change over time. She begins by seeing reason as a tool which must be used with caution. Later she refines this view, showing reason as a tool which must be used to fully experience love. In her 4th Letter, Role of Reason, Hadewijch outlines the areas where she feels men err in reason because they do not properly understand or practice hope, charity, ru [...]

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