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The Mysticism of the Cloud of Unknowing
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The Mysticism of the Cloud of Unknowing

William Johnston

Abstract

“The Cloud of Unknowing” was the work of an unknown 14th-century English writer with a powerful message of God's unconditional love in the face of despair. This book's theological treatment of this and other works by the same writer makes a conscious comparison with Oriental ways of contemplation.

Keywords: The Cloud of Unknowing, 14th century, God, unconditional love, contemplation, Oriental contemplation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780823220748
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823220748.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Johnston, author