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In fourteenth-century England an anonymous monk wrote an extraordinary text illuminating the life of contemplative devotion and the drama of the souls union with God. Precariously heretical in its day, it became a classic of Christian mystical thought.
Dr. Ira Progoffs brilliant new translation and commentary illustrate The Cloud of Unknowings ongoing relevance. Dr. Progoff reveals a bridge spanning the perilous abyss between modern psychologys self-conscious analytic thought and the pressing spiritual needs of modern man.
Praise for Ira Progoffs The Cloud of Unknowing
One of the classic guides to spiritual experience revealing the dynamics of the inner life.The Washington Post
[Dr. Progoffs] translation makes a psychological genius come alive.Harry A. Overstreet
Astonishingly modern and timely . . . This fourteenth-century mystic speaks to us with a message that is as vital today as it was then.New York Post
Translated from archaic to modern English with lucidity and fine comprehension . . . a delightful surprise.The Dayton Journal Herald