Thursday, 1 December 2016
One of the highlights of the "Teresa 500" celebrations in 2015 was a conference held in London. The presentations from that conference are being published as a book later this month.
"Teresa of Avila: Mystical Theology and Spirituality in the Carmelite Tradition" is edited by Peter Tyler and Edward Howells.
This innovative book offers an original insight into the context and times of St Teresa of Avila (1515 â€“ 1582) as well as exploring her contemporary relevance from the perspective of some of the foremost thinkers and scholars in the Teresian field today including Professors Julia Kristeva, Rowan Williams and Bernard McGinn.
As well as these academic approaches there will be chapters by friars and nuns of the Carmelite order living out the Carmelite charism in todayâ€™s world. The book addresses both theory and practice, and crosses traditional disciplinary and denominational boundaries â€“ including medieval studies, philosophy, psychology, pastoral and systematic theology.
â€˜What emerges is an edgy prophetic figure of real intellectual genius, someone still to be reckoned with politically as well as spiritually. The editors are to be congratulated on their astute choice of commentators.â€™ (Sarah Coakley, Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University)
â€˜This volume makes a significant contribution to understanding the depth and breadth of Teresa's place in spirituality today. I cannot recommend it too highly.â€™ (Fernando MillÃ¡n Romeral O.Carm., Prior General of the Carmelite Order)
â€˜The present volume gives us a series of essays which will help the reader to reach through to the mind of Teresa, to get in touch with her culture, relish her language, appreciate her skill as a writer.â€™ (Saverio CannistrÃ O.C.D., Superior General of the Discalced Carmelite Order)
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Hb: 978-1-472-47884-9 | £68.00
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